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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 17), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health the admission of 160 patients (76 male and 84 female, aged seven 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 254 patients under isolation currently. So far, 92 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/Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:20
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