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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

791k vaccine doses administered

About 791,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 559,800 people receiving their first dose and about 231,500 people getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 346,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 213,700 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 137,800 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 93,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 3,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,200 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 1,100 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 10,000 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 7,500 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 2,500 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 12,900 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 20,100 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at eight CVCs is 97%, while that of the BioNTech vaccine at 21 CVCs is about 98%.   As of 8pm, about 2,000 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 7,700 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, nine people were sent to hospital.
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