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Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) today (December 23) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away today.
     A 77-year-old male patient (case number: 6691) with chronic disease was admitted to a Pok Oi Hospital isolation ward from a quarantine centre on December 3 due to fever. He later tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to an isolation ward of TMH for further treatment. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 12.43pm today.
     The hospital is saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above patient, 129 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:33
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