United Christian Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for the United Christian Hospital (UCH) today (August 19) announced that an 86-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 1767) passed away today.

     The patient was admitted to UCH on July 14 due to fever and was confirmed positive for COVID-19. After treatment, the patient's condition improved and he tested negative for COVID-19. He was released from an isolation order by the Department of Health on July 28. However, the patient developed secondary bacterial pneumonia and continued to stay in hospital for treatment. He was medically unstable and eventually succumbed at 12.08am today.

     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.

     Including the above patient, 72 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

Ends/Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:22