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

     The spokesman for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) announced today (July 30) that a 80-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case no: 1936) passed away tonight.
     The patient with chronic disease was admitted to the QEH on July 18 due to fever. His condition continued to deteriorate and the hospital had communicated with the family about the patient's condition. The patient's family agreed to have Do-Not-Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation if the patient condition further deteriorated. The patient eventually succumbed at 8.07pm tonight.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above case, 25 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.     
Ends/Thursday, July 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:00
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