Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at noon today (April 23), public hospitals had reported to the Department of Health the admission of 25 patients (16 male and nine female, aged 6 months to 86) in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria of COVID-19. Appropriate tests have been arranged for the patients.
     There are 353 patients under isolation currently. So far, 699 patients who had COVID-19 confirmed or probable 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, April 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:08