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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

931 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 931 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Kwai Chung, Tuen Mun, Diamond Hil and Kwun Tong.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday for Tin Kuen House of Shun Tin Estate in Kwun Tong, where 1,470 people were tested and 361 preliminary positive cases were identified.   At Blocks 1 - 3 of Hoi Tak Gardens in Tuen Mun, 631 people underwent a virus test and 43 of them were preliminarily contracted with COVID-19.   At Oi Ming House and Oi Yung House of Yau Oi Estate, also in Tuen Mun, 1,715 and 770 people took the test, with 248 and 153 initial cases found.   As for Shek Lei (I) Estate in Kwai Chung, 960 people took a virus test, with 104 preliminary positive cases reported.   Meanwhile at Diamond Hill’s Regent on the Hill, 22 out of 563 people were found initially infected.   There were also 95 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.
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