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HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority spokesperson today (December 28) announced the passing away of two patients confirmed with COVID-19 infection today.
     A 74-year-old female patient (case number: 8540) with terminal illness was admitted to United Christian Hospital on the night of December 16 due to shortness of breath. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 1.19am today.
     In addition, a 73-year-old male patient (case number: 5840) with chronic illness was admitted to Caritas Medical Centre on November 24 due to the positive result of a COVID-19 test. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 2.38am today.
     The hospitals are saddened by the passing away of the patients and will offer the necessary assistance to their families.
     Including the above two patients, 135 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Monday, December 28, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:47
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