Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (February 27), a total of 5 921 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 381 patients discharged. Eighty-three patients passed away. Including 27 previously unannounced cases, a total of 717 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
     There are currently around 700 patients isolated in the Community Isolation Facility in Penny's Bay.          
     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/Sunday, February 27, 2022
Issued at HKT 22:31