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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

HK triumphs at national games

Hong Kong athletes won two more gold medals and one bronze at the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the Eighth National Special Olympic Games today.   Lee Ming-yip and Tong Chi-ming of the table tennis team secured a gold medal in the Men's Doubles TT7 race, while swimmer Cheong Sui-kei scored another gold in the Women's S14 400m Freestyle event.   The Men's SB13 100m Breaststroke bronze went to Lip Kin-kwan.   Extending his heartfelt congratulations to the medal winners, Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui expressed hope that Hong Kong athletes would continue to perform at their best.   He said: “Hong Kong athletes excelled in the competitions and their achievements fully demonstrate that their hard training has paid off.”   Twenty-three athletes from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region delegation are competing in the athletics, swimming and table tennis events.   They have performed brilliantly, earning eight gold, one silver and five bronze medals so far.
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