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Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) today (January 13) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away.
     An 81-year-old male patient with chronic disease (case number: 6921) consulted a general practitioner for a cough, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. He was then admitted to an isolation ward of PYNEH on December 6 last year. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 11.32am today.
     The hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer the necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above patient, 157 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:35
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