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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 celebrate National Day

Chief Executive Carrie Lam and senior government officials will attend a flag-raising ceremony and a National Day reception to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1.   The flag-raising ceremony will be held at Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Convention & Exhibition Centre at 8am.   It will be followed by the celebration reception, led by Mrs Lam, at the Grand Hall of the Convention & Exhibition Centre.   In view of the current public health risk, no public viewing area will be set up for the ceremony.   Police will implement special traffic arrangements at Golden Bauhinia Square and the nearby area during the celebration events.
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