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Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:     

     As at noon today (January 18), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health (DH) the admission of seven patients in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria.

     Specimens of the patients concerned have been sent to the DH for testing. Currently, there are 11 patients still under isolation. 10 patients are in stable condition, while the patient in North District Hospital is in critical condition due to her underlying disease.
     There are currently no patients confirmed as being infected with novel coronavirus in public hospitals.
  Hospital Age Gender
1. Princess Margaret Hospital 9 M
2. ​Princess Margaret Hospital ​50 ​F
3. North District Hospital 80 F
4. Tuen Mun Hospital 55 F
5. Tuen Mun Hospital 57 M
6. ​Prince of Wales Hospital ​4 ​F
7. ​Prince of Wales Hospital ​28 months ​M
     The Hospital Authority (HA) spokesperson reminded that restricted visiting arrangements are now imposed in all public hospitals. "The HA suggests members of the public to avoid visiting patients in ward if they have fever, or have close contact with patients with respiratory symptoms in countries/areas with possible transmission of novel coronavirus infection."

     Visitors of public hospitals are also required to wear masks in all clinical areas and to wash hands before and after visiting hospitals.

     The HA will maintain close contact with the Centre for Health Protection to monitor the latest developments and to inform the public and healthcare workers on the latest information in a timely manner.
Ends/Saturday, January 18, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:51
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