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124 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 124 additional COVID-19 cases. More cases were detected in Kwai Chung Estate. There are also more than 70 preliminary positive cases.   Among the newly reported cases, 33 are related to Kwai Chung Estate, bringing the total number of positive and preliminary positive cases in the estate to 276.   One more positive case was found after an earlier confirmed case occurred at Glory Court, Tsuen Wan Garden, both of them live in units 5 but on two different floors. The centre has co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted an inspection today.    It was preliminarily considered that vertical transmission of virus via pipes is involved.   The centre will issue quarantine orders to residents of unit 5 on all floors of the building who resided there during the incubation period of the relevant cases and transfer them to a quarantine facility.   As it is possible that virus might be ejected from the open

7.52m vaccine doses administered

About 7,526,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,119,700 people receiving their first dose and around 3,407,100 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,515,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,604,200 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,275,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,131,200 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 63,700 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 7,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 13,600 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 16,100 people received their first dose and around 26,900 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 96%, while it is about 97% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 2,200 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 9,300 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 16 people were sent to hospitals.
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