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Property sales dip 27.5%

The Land Registry recorded 3,189 sale and purchase agreements for all building units received for registration in February, down 27.5% compared with January and 46.7% lower year-on-year.   The total consideration for such agreements in February fell 32.9% from January, to $22.6 billion, while a 48.5% year-on-year decrease was recorded.   Of the agreements, 2,375 were for residential units, down 31.7% from January and 44.5% lower than a year ago.   The total consideration for residential units was $19.1 billion, a decrease of 31.3% compared with January and down 47.9% year-on-year.   There were 276,910 land register searches last month. http://dlvr.it/T3ZqYl

HK sees 2.2k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 2,265 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 481 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 1,784 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 30 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, eight residential care homes for the elderly and three for disabled people logged 17 cases involving their residents and three staff infections.   The Hospital Authority reported that 27 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death of 10 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 17 patients was unrelated.   It also registered 11 more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 124.   As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Sai Kung and Kwai Tsing districts, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning workers and property management staff working there.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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