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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

7.96m jab doses given

About 7,967,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,284,900 people receiving their first dose and around 3,682,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,558,900 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,726,000 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,363,100 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,319,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 39,900 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 4,400 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 9,200 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 7,700 people received their first dose and around 18,700 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is about 96% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 1,400 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 6,600 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, nine people were sent to hospitals.
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