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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 (March 1) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away last night (February 28).
     A 79-year-old male patient (case number: 10023) with chronic diseases was transferred to the Accident and Emergency Department of North Lantau Hospital from a quarantine centre on January 23 due to fever and required oxygen support. He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of PMH and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
     He was released from an isolation order by the Department of Health on February 21. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 9.49pm yesterday.
     The hospital is saddened by the passing away of the patient and expresses deep condolences to the patient's family. The hospital will offer necessary assistance to his family members.
     Including the above patient, 194 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Monday, March 1, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:20
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