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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

3 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating three additional COVID-19 cases involving three women who arrived from Indonesia.   As flight CX798 operated by Cathay Pacific from Jakarta yesterday had three passengers on board confirmed infected with COVID-19 by arrival tests, the Department of Health invoked the law to prohibit landing of the airline's passenger flights from Jakarta from today to June 25.   A total of 38 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including three local cases, of which one is from an unknown source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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