Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at noon today (June 17), two COVID-19 confirmed patients (case numbers: 1057 and 1079) were discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours. So far, a total of 1,071 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.
     At present, there are 624 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,179 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 38 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in eight hospitals, among which three patients are in critical condition (case numbers: 595, 1084 and 1100), one patient is in serious condition (case number: 1092) and the remaining 34 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/Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:55