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Re-positive COVID-19 case reported

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases and a preliminary positive local case which is likely to be a re-positive one.   The centre's Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told a press briefing this afternoon that the preliminary positive local case involves a 43-year-old man who has not been vaccinated against the virus yet.   He worked at construction sites at 248 Queen's Road East and Shiu Kin Lane in Wan Chai, and last worked on August 3.   The patient has tested negative under the regular testing requirement since May. His deep throat saliva sample submitted via regular testing on August 2 preliminarily tested positive with a Ct value of 36 to 38, which indicates a low viral load.   After admission to hospital on August 3, the patient tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.   Dr Chuang said: “There ma

13 COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 13 additional COVID-19 cases, of which two are locally transmitted.   The new cases involve four males and nine females aged between one and 75.   The two local infections are epidemiologically linked with local cases. One of them lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun where confirmed cases were detected recently.   The 11 imported cases arrived from Pakistan, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.   A total of 135 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 27 local ones, of which 10 have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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