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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

26 cases found in restricted areas

The Government today announced that 26 COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercises for the restricted areas in Kowloon Bay and Tuen Mun.   It made restriction-testing declarations yesterday to cover Choi Wui House of Choi Hing Court in Kowloon Bay and Ting Hong House of On Ting Estate in Tuen Mun, where 887 and 1,429 people were tested.   A total of 25 positive cases were detected in Ting Hong House, while one person in Choi Wui House tested positive for the virus.   There were also 17 indeterminate cases in the two buildings.   The Centre for Health Protection will follow up on the cases.
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