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

     The spokesperson for United Christian Hospital (UCH) today (August 13) announced that a 74-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 1940) passed away today.
     The patient, with chronic illness, was admitted to UCH on July 17 due to persistent cough and difficulty breathing. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 2.35pm today.
     The Hospital is saddened about the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to her family.
     Including the above patient, 65 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Thursday, August 13, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:45
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