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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

6 imported virus cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating six additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   Five of the new cases involve mutant strains and the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending.   Among the six patients, aged 30 to 69, four arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places while the others were from medium-risk places.   Five of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine, including one patient who is a close contact of a previous imported case.   The remaining patient, a close contact of another three previous imported cases, tested positive at a hospital where he accompanied one of the infected people.   A total of 60 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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