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Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (March 1), a total of 6 124 patients who tested positive or preliminarily 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 569 patients discharged and 117 patients passed away. Including 55 previously unannounced cases, a total of 1 013 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far. Among the cases, 982 cases have been confirmed by the Centre for Health Protection, and 31 cases were pending confirmation.

     There are currently around 570 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/Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Issued at HKT 20:01
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