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

     The spokesman for the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) announced today (August 2) that a 94-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1612) passed away at noon.
     The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to QMH on July 14 due to COVID-19, cough and running nose. His condition continued to deteriorate. The patient eventually succumbed at 12.54pm today.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above case, 34 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Sunday, August 2, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:55
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