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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 the Caritas Medical Centre (CMC) today (February 16) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection passed away this evening.

     An 81-year-old female patient (case number: 10503) with chronic diseases was admitted to CMC on January 31 for upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and fever.  She was later tested positive for COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she succumbed at 8:03pm tonight.

     The hospital is saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family members.

     Including the above patient, 189 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Issued at HKT 22:14
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