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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

Over 1k cases in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 1,063 preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas covering eight buildings in Yuen Long, Kowloon City and Aberdeen.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday for Shin Yung, Shin Oi and Shin Leung houses of Long Shin Estate in Yuen Long, where about 2,580 people were tested and 264 preliminary positive cases were identified.   For Lok Ching, Hong Ching and Yan Ching houses of Kai Ching Estate in Kowloon City, which were also covered by the declarations, around 4,950 people got tested and 744 preliminary positive cases were detected.   At Hoi Chun and Hoi Chu courts of Aberdeen Centre, 55 out of about 700 people tested preliminarily positive for the virus.   There were also 102 indeterminate cases in the restricted areas, the Government added.
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