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QMH and PYNEH announce passing away of COVID-19 patients
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokespersons for the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) announced today (August 1) that two patients confirmed with COVID-19 passed away.

     The 86-year-old male patient (case number: 1473) in QMH with chronic disease was admitted on July 11 due to COVID-19 and pneumonia. The patient eventually succumbed at 9.50am today.

     Another 79-year-old female patient (case number: 3201) in PYNEH with chronic disease was admitted on July 29 due to fever and shortness of breath. Patient’s condition continued to deteriorate and succumbed at 2.31pm today.

     The Hospitals were saddened about the passing away of the patients and would offer necessary assistance to the families.

     Including the above cases, 31 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Saturday, August 1, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:35
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