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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

125 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 125 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Wong Tai Sin and Tai Po involving three buildings.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Ying Tung House of Tung Tau (II) Estate in Wong Tai Sin, as well as Kwong Ping and Kwong Yau houses of Kwong Fuk Estate in Tai Po.   At Ying Tung House, 335 people underwent testing and eight of them tested positive for the virus.   About 1,320 and 1,500 people at Kwong Ping and Kwong Yau houses were tested, where 65 and 52 positive cases were detected. There were also 19 indeterminate cases in each building.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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