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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

617 virus cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 617 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises involving three restricted areas in Kwun Tong and Tseung Kwan O.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Sau Wah and Sau Yee houses of Sau Mau Ping Estate in Kwun Tong and Block 5, On Ning Garden in Tseung Kwan O, where about 2,070, 2,030 and 910 people were tested.   A total of 259 preliminary positive cases were detected in Sau Wah House, 273 in Sau Yee House and 85 in Block 5, On Ning Garden.   There were also 83 indeterminate cases in the three buildings.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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