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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) today (December 13) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away last night (December 12).
     A 42-year-old female patient (case number: 6971) was admitted to QEH Intensive Care Unit on December 6 due to fever, cough and shortness of breath. She was later tested positive for COVID-19. She required mechanical ventilation for assisting breathing all along. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 10.38pm last night (December 12).
     The hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer the necessary assistance to her family.
     Including the confirmed patient (case number:7462) passed away in Queen Mary Hospital yesterday, 114 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospital so far.
Ends/Sunday, December 13, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:20
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