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Over 3.1k virus cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,172 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 449 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,723 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 111 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, seven residential care homes for the elderly and five for disabled people logged 13 cases involving their residents.   The Hospital Authority reported that 20 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death for nine patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 11 patients was unrelated.   It also registered eight more critical cases, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 93.   Separately, to align with the Government’s cancellation of issuing isolation orders from tomorrow, the authority will, starting from the same day, announce at 8.30am and 1pm the information of general out-patient clinics (GOPC) quota reserved for COVID-19

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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