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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 7), a total of 8 010 patients who tested positive or preliminarily positive for COVID-19 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 388 patients discharged, 161 patients who passed away in public hospitals, and 119 previously unannounced death cases. The accumulative number of patient death cases will be announced by the Centre for Health Protection from today onwards.

     There are currently around 2 300 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 of the latest information in a timely manner.
Ends/Monday, March 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:21
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