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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 22), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health (DH) the admission of 18 patients (10 males and 8 females, aged 3 to 90) in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria of "Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent". Specimens of the patients concerned have been sent to the DH for testing. 27 patients are still under isolation, 24 patients are in stable condition. Three patients are in North District Hospital with two in critical condition and one in serious condition due to their underlying diseases.
     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/Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:46
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