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Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Caritas Medical Centre (CMC) today (February 11) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection passed away this morning.
     A 75-year-old female patient (case number: 9959) with chronic disease was admitted to CMC as a close contact of a family member who was a confirmed patient and due to the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. She later tested positive for COVID-19 on January 22. Her condition continued to deteriorate. She was then transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of CMC on January 23 and eventually succumbed at 3.05am this morning.

     The hospital is saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to her family members.
     Including the above patient, 184 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far. 
Ends/Thursday, February 11, 2021
Issued at HKT 14:21
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