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HK logs 3.3k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,362 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 493 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,869 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 118 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, seven residential care homes for the elderly and one for disabled people logged nine cases involving their residents.   The Hospital Authority reported that 33 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death for 13 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 20 patients was unrelated.   It also registered six more critical cases, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 99.   As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Kowloon City districts, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning

CE to attend bay area meeting

Chief Executive Carrie Lam will attend a meeting of the Leading Group for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in Guangzhou on April 22.   Mrs Lam will depart for Guangzhou this morning after concluding her activities in relation to the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 in Hainan. She will return to Hong Kong on April 23.   Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit, Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui and Commissioner for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Tommy Yuen will join the trip.   During Mrs Lam's absence, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung will be Acting Chief Executive.
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