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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 reports 2 imported virus cases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases involving mutant strains.   The patients arrived from high-risk places. One of them tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport and the other during quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre.   The CHP reminded specified people in relation to Block 4 of New Jade Garden in Chai Wan and Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road in Happy Valley to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   In view of a preliminary positive imported case who had stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period, ten specified premises are included in the compulsory testing notice.   The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at the podium playground of New Jade Garden and set up a mobile specimen collection station at the open area next to Discovery Bay Fire Station tomorrow.   Such mobile stations will provide free testing service for residents and workers of the two places subject to compulsory testing.   A total of 32 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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