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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

5 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating five additional COVID-19 cases, one of which is locally transmitted and epidemiologically linked with a local case.   The new local case involves a 70-year-old man who lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun. He developed symptoms on March 31.   The imported cases involve two males and two females aged between two and 56. Two of them arrived from Pakistan, while the other two are from Egypt and India.   A total of 146 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 30 local ones, of which nine have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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