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Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for the Caritas Medical Centre (CMC) announced today (August 22) that a 65-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 4235) passed away this evening.
     The patient with chronic disease admitted to the Hospital on August 10 due to fever, cough and shortness of breath and was transferred to Intensive Care Unit on the same day. The patient was later confirmed positive for COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate and eventually succumbed at 10.39pm this evening.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above case, 77 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Saturday, August 22, 2020
Issued at HKT 23:22
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