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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

Woman arrested for security breach

A 19-year-old local woman in Mong Kok was arrested today on suspicion of violating the National Security Law.   The Police National Security Department arrested the woman in respect of enforcement operations on September 20 for suspected conspiracy to incite the commission by other people of the offence of subversion under Article 22 and 23 of the National Security Law.   She is being detained for further enquiries. An investigation is underway and further arrests may be made.
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