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Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at noon today (February 29), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health the admission of 48 patients (18 male and 30 female, aged 13 to 99) in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria of COVID-19. Appropriate tests have been arranged for the patients.
     There are 116 patients under isolation currently. So far, 33 patients who had COVID-19 infection have been discharged upon recovery.
     The Hospital Authority 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, February 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:05
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