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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 (March 5), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health the admission of 33 patients (nine male and 24 female, aged 6 months to 86 years) in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria of COVID-19. Appropriate tests have been arranged for the patients.
     There are 101 patients under isolation currently. So far, 46 patients with 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/Thursday, March 5, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:46
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