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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 spokesperson for Caritas Medical Centre today (January 8) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection passed away today.
     An 86-year-old female patient (case number: 8725) with chronic diseases was admitted due to fever and pneumonia on December 28, 2020. The patient tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 12.43am this morning.
     The hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family members.
     Including the above patient, 151 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Friday, January 8, 2021
Issued at HKT 13:06
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