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

     The spokesperson for the United Christian Hospital (UCH) today (July 15) announced that an 89-year-old male confirmed as having COVID-19 (case number: 1450) passed away today.

     The patient with chronic illness was admitted to the hospital on July 11 due to pneumonia. His condition continued to deteriorate while receiving treatment and eventually succumbed tonight.

     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family members.

     Including the above case, a total of 10 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:50
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