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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 16), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health the admission of 81 patients (31 male and 50 female, including a newborn baby, other patients aged three to 88) in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria of COVID-19. Appropriate tests have been arranged for the patients.
     There are 160 patients under isolation currently. So far, 88 patients who had COVID-19 confirmed or probable infections 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/Monday, March 16, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:28
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