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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

HK reports 17 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 17 additional COVID-19 cases, six of which are locally transmitted and epidemiologically linked with local cases.   The new local cases involve four women and two men aged between 14 and 64. Five of them live in Meadowlands in Yuen Long while one lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun.   Among the imported cases, five of them arrived from Indonesia, while the others are from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and France.   A total of 138 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 30 local ones, of which seven have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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