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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 (May 17), in the past 24 hours two COVID-19 confirmed patients (case numbers: 927 and 1026) were discharged from hospitals. So far, a total of 1 024 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.
     At present, there are 659 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1 219 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 25 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in nine 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 21 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/Sunday, May 17, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:23
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