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

     The spokesperson for the Prince of Wales Hospital today (August 20) announced that a 72-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1568) passed away this evening.
     The patient with underlying disease was admitted to the Hospital due to fever on July 13. She was later confirmed positive for COVID-19 and her condition was stable. She had been deteriorating subsequently and eventually succumbed at 7.04pm today.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family members. Including the above case, 74 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Thursday, August 20, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:50
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