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Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) today (August 25) announced that a 71-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 2890) passed away today.
     The patient with chronic disease was admitted to PYNEH on July 25 after being tested positive for COVID-19. He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on August 9. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 7.56 pm today.
     The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family members.

     Including the above case, 78 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:30
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