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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 yearbook goes on sale

The Government's latest yearbook Hong Kong 2021 went on sale today, while an online version is available for free.   The publication provides extensive accounts of government policies and activities as well as life and developments in the city.   The yearbook's cover features Hong Kong's medal winners at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The athletes' excellence during the year is also illustrated in a photo section titled Sporting Heroes.   The book’s 22 chapters cover Hong Kong's constitution, legal system, economy, health, innovation and technology, transport, environment, sport, culture and the arts, among other topics. It also contains more than 90 pictures that feature different facets of the city.   The price of Hong Kong 2021 is $340. Order the yearbook at the Government Bookstore or the Information Services Department website.
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