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

     The spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) today (February 2) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away today.
     A 78-year-old male patient (case number: 8443), who tested positive for COVID-19, was admitted to TMH for isolation treatment on December 23 last year. His condition continued to deteriorate. He was later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit and eventually succumbed at 10.08am today.
     The hospital is saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to his family.
     Including the above patient, 178 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:27
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