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

     The spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today (January 25) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away today.
     A 94-year-old female patient (case number: 9730) with chronic diseases attended the Accident and Emergency Department of QEH on January 18 due to a cough. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, and was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 4.59am today.
     The hospital is saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family.
     Including the above patient, 166 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Monday, January 25, 2021
Issued at HKT 14:56
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