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Queen Mary Hospital announces a COVID-19 patient passed away
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) today (December 15) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away today.
     A 77-year-old female patient (case number: 5543) was admitted to the isolation ward of QMH on November 20 due to COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate. She was then transferred to the Adult Intensive Care Unit on December 4. She eventually succumbed at 5:50pm this afternoon.
     The hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer the necessary assistance to her family.
     Including the above case, 120 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Issued at HKT 21:42
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