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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 spokesman for Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) today (January 19) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away today.
     A 67-year-old male patient (case number: 7424) with chronic diseases was sent to the Accident & Emergency Department of PYNEH on December 10 last year due to shortness of breath. He was subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 5.41pm today.
     The hospital is saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer the necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above patient, 161 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Issued at HKT 22:00
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