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

     The spokesperson for the Caritas Medical Centre (CMC) announced today (August 6) that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away.
     The 87-year-old male patient (case number: 3553) in CMC with chronic disease was admitted on July 23 due to shortness of breath and heart failure. His condition continued to deteriorate and eventually succumbed at 8.13pm today.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above case, 46 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Thursday, August 6, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:38
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