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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

2.93m vaccine doses administered

About 2,934,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,738,100 people receiving their first dose and around 1,196,200 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 760,700 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 977,400 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 496,500 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 699,800 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 10,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 3,600 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 19,100 people received their first dose and about 8,900 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96%, while it is 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 5,800 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 15,000 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 16 people were sent to hospitals.
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