Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at noon today (April 17), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health the admission of 28 patients (17 male and 11 female, aged 13 to 83) in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria of COVID-19. Appropriate tests have been arranged for the patients.
     There are 510 patients under isolation currently. So far, 532 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/Friday, April 17, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:15