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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 (February 16) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away today.
     An 82-year-old female patient (case number: 9858) with chronic diseases was admitted to PMH for treatment on January 20 due to dizziness, chest discomfort and sore throat. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 11.26am today.

     The hospital is saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to her family members.
     Including the above patient, 188 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:18
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