More than 2.3k virus cases detected

HK logs 3.4k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,420 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 740 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,680 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 87 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, 16 residential care homes for the elderly and five for disabled people logged 30 cases involving their residents and two staff infections.   The Hospital Authority reported that 23 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death of 11 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 12 patients was unrelated.   It also registered 12 more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 138.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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