1.9k COVID-19 cases found 

January 24, 2023

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 1,950 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 455 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 1,495 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 37 imported cases were detected.


Furthermore, 22 residential care homes for the elderly and two for disabled people logged 33 cases involving their residents and two staff infections.


The Hospital Authority reported that 36 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death of 18 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 18 patients was unrelated.


It also registered 11 more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 130.


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.

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