Princess Margaret Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passes away

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) today (December 21) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 has passed away.
     An 82-year-old female patient with chronic disease (case number: 6606) was admitted to PMH on November 14 due to discomfort with sputum retention. The patient underwent a COVID-19 test on December 2 and her test result was positive. The patient was then transferred to the isolation ward for treatment. Her condition deteriorated and she eventually succumbed at 4.33am today.
     The hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family.
     Including the above patient, 127 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

Ends/Monday, December 21, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:52