Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (February 19), a total of 3 312 patients who are suspected of having or have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus are currently being treated in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, the Hospital Authority (HA) Infectious Disease Centre, the Community Treatment Facility at AsiaWorld-Expo and public hospitals. There were 264 patients discharged. Fifteen patients passed away. Including six previous unannounced cases, a total of 276 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

     There are around 2 400 patients isolated in the Community Isolation Facility in Penny's Bay, and around 110 patients isolated in the Community Isolation Facility in Tsuen Wan Dorsett Hotel.       

     The HA will maintain close contact with the Centre for Health Protection to monitor the latest developments and to inform the public and healthcare workers on the latest information in a timely manner.

Ends/Saturday, February 19, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:50