Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient

 The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) announced today (September 7) that a 96-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 4726) passed away this morning.
     The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on August 24 due to cough and fever. The patient's condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 8.45am today.
     The hospital is saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to her family.
     Including the above case, 97 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

Ends/Monday, September 7, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:21