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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

Quarantine orders to be issued

The Centre for Health Protection today said all asymptomatic residents living in units 09 on all floors of Block 3, Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun have to be quarantined.   Two confirmed and two preliminary positive COVID-19 cases were recently detected at four units in Block 3 of Oi Fai House.   The centre co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted a site inspection this evening of the floors and units concerned to investigate and examine if environmental factors were involved in the infections.   Taking into account the opinions of experts, the centre decided to carry out prudent infection control measures.   All asymptomatic residents of units 09 on all floors of Block 3, Oi Fai House will be transferred to quarantine centres, while symptomatic residents will be sent to hospital for treatment.
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