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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 4) announced that a patient confirmed with COVID-19 passed away last night (March 3).
     A 78-year-old male patient (case number: 9663) with chronic diseases was transferred to an isolation ward of PMH from a quarantine centre on January 17 due to fever. He was transferred to an isolation ward for treatment and tested positive for COVID-19 subsequently. The patient's condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 7.07pm 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, 195 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
Ends/Thursday, March 4, 2021
Issued at HKT 14:52
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