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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

Sewage plant open day underway

The Drainage Services Department announced that it is holding the Relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns - Community Liaison Centre Open Day 2022 on August 27 and 28.   Aside from showcasing the project’s latest developments, the occasion is being held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   Secretary for Development Bernadette Linn, accompanied by Director of Drainage Services Alice Pang, joined the public during today’s open day event, showing support for colleagues. Ms Linn then visited the works site in the cavern to learn about the project’s progress and challenges.   The relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to caverns is the largest cavern project in Hong Kong. Upon its completion, the environment of the existing plant and its surroundings will be enhanced and about 28 hectares of land will be released.   The department has applied innovative technologies and equipment in the project to enhance the efficiency and quality of the works and reduce the environmental impact and safety risks.   In addition to featuring exhibitions and game booths during the event, the department’s engineers are introducing cavern project highlights and the drill-and-blast construction method.   The public can also use the Immersive Cave Automatic Virtual Environmental System to view construction in the cavern, and learn about the cavern project and the department's work in sewage treatment and flood prevention.   Moreover, visitors can enjoy the sustainability design elements as they tour the rain garden and the greening back garden of the community liaison centre.   Click here for the details of the event.

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