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

     The spokesperson for the Kwong Wah Hospital (KWH) announced today (August 20) that a 71-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1718) passed away this evening.

     The patient was admitted to the KWH Accident and Emergency Department on July 16 due to fever and shortness of breath. His condition continued to deteriorate and eventually succumbed at 9.36pm today.

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

     Including the above case, 75 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Thursday, August 20, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:58
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