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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 30) announced the passing away of two more patients confirmed with COVID-19 infection today.
     A 63-year-old male patient (case number: 6153) with chronic diseases was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on November 27 due to stroke. He later tested positive for COVID-19. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 11.13am today.
     In addition, an 89-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 8545) with terminal illness was admitted to United Christian Hospital on December 24 due to shortness of breath. She later tested positive for COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 4.58pm 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, 143 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:35
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