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Prince of Wales Hospital announces the passing away of a COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesman for the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) today (June 20) announced that a 78-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed case (case no. 1092) passed away today.
     She was admitted to the hospital on June 2. The patient presented with fever, shortness of breath and cough and her condition was stable. Her condition later deteriorated and she was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on June 8. She was intubated, required renal replacement therapy and mechanical ventilation for assisted breathing as well as inotropic infusion. Her condition further deteriorated and she eventually succumbed at 5.33pm today.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family members.
     Including the above case, five COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Saturday, June 20, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:05
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