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Yan Chai Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The spokesman for the Yan Chai Hospital (YCH) today (January 2) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection passed away today.
     An 88-year-old male patient (case number: 6918) with chronic illness was admitted to YCH due to pneumonia on December 5, 2020 and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. His condition continued to deteriorate and he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on December 13. During his stay in ICU, he required mechanical ventilation. The patient eventually succumbed at 12:44am this morning.
     The hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer the necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above patient, 146 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Saturday, January 2, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:00
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