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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

Sai Wan Ho testing exercise ends

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise for the Sai Wan Ho restricted area ended today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people at Tower 1, Grand Promenade to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 1am today, around 830 residents were tested.    In addition, Government staff visited about 435 households in the restricted area, of which 70 did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to a compulsory testing notice issued yesterday, people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from September 24 to October 15 must undergo testing by October 17 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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