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

     The spokesperson for the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) announced today (July 31) that a 91-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 1339) passed away this morning.
     The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to QMH on July 10 due to COVID-19. His condition continued to deteriorate. The patient eventually succumbed at 11.34am today.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above case, 27 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

Ends/Friday, July 31, 2020
Issued at HKT 13:17
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