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Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

  The Caritas Medical Centre (CMC) spokesperson today (December 31) announced the passing away of a patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection today.
  A 77-year-old male patient (case number: 8561) with chronic diseases was admitted CMC due to fever and pneumonia on December 25. The patient was tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day. His condition continued to deteriorate and eventually succumbed at 10am today.
  CMC was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.
  Including the above patient, 144 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Thursday, December 31, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:56
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