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

     The spokesman for Prince of Wales Hospital today (June 23) announced that a 72-year-old male confirmed as having COVID-19 (case number: 1100) passed away early this morning.
     The patient was admitted to the hospital on June 4. He had no symptoms on admission and his condition was stable. His condition later deteriorated and he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on June 10. He required renal replacement therapy and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for assisted breathing as well as inotropic infusion. His condition further deteriorated and he eventually succumbed at 2.19am today.
     The hospital was saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to his family members.
     Including the above case, six COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:51
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