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

     The spokesperson for Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) announced today (August 18) that a 95-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 3734) passed away this morning.
     The patient with chronic disease was admitted to Caritas Medical Centre on August 3 due to fever and cough and transferred to PMH on August 6. His condition deteriorated and he eventually succumbed at 5.55am today.
     The hospital is saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above case, 70 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:52
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