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Princess Margaret Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) today (January 20) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away yesterday (January 19).
     A 88-year-old female patient (case number: 8741) with chronic diseases was sent to PMH on December 29 last year due to fever. She was tested positive for COVID-19. Her condition deteriorated subsequently and she eventually succumbed at 10.03pm last night.
     The hospital is saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer the necessary assistance to her family.
     Including the above patient, 162 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Issued at HKT 13:19
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