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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 reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating three additional imported COVID-19 cases involving arrivals from the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.   All the cases involve mutant strains.   Two of them tested positive during quarantine while the remaining one tested positive during the test-and-hold arrangement upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.     A total of 65 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, one of which is a local case with an unknown infection source and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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