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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

8.71m COVID-19 jabs given

About 8,715,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,503,600 people receiving their first dose and around 4,211,400 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,633,400 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,870,200 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,526,500 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,684,800 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 22,600 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 2,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 5,900 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 3,500 people received their first dose and around 11,200 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 95%, while it is about 88% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, four people were sent to hospital.
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