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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

HK reports 747 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 747 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 11 are imported and the rest are locally infected.   Among the new cases, 446 were detected by nucleic acid tests while 301 were identified via rapid antigen tests.   Since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, 1,185,194 people have contracted the virus, involving 8,926 deaths.   Additionally, the Government made restriction-testing declarations to cover Ching Yun House of Ching Ho Estate in Sheung Shui, Ching Tak House of Tsz Ching Estate in Tsz Wan Shan and Tower 1, Wing Fok Centre in Fanling. People in the restricted areas must undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.   Given that there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City, the Home Affairs Department will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleansing workers and property management staff working in such areas.   As Air India flight AI316 from New Delhi, India had three passengers on board who tested positive upon arrival, the Department of Health has prohibited the landing of the carrier’s passenger aircraft in Hong Kong from New Delhi from tomorrow until April 24.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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