Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at noon today (May 12), in the past 24 hours six COVID-19 confirmed patients (case numbers: 538, 646, 669, 723, 838 and 877) were discharged from hospitals. So far, a total of 991 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.

     At present, there are 673 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1 251 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 53 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in 12 hospitals, among which one patient is in critical condition (case number: 595), three patients are in serious condition (case numbers: 338, 461 and 713), and the remaining 49 patients are in stable condition.

     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, May 12, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:38