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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 (May 27), a total of 451 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 59 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 87 patients are in isolation wards, eight patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 37 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 24 in total are new patients. Among the hospitalised patients, 13 of them are in critical condition and nine are in serious condition, of which seven critical patients are receiving intensive care. There were 54 patients who have recovered, including 39 patients who have been discharged. In addition, one patient who passed away in public hospital was reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 50 057 patients who have recovered so far, including 49 749 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 62 437 patients who have recovered, including 62 129 patients who have been discharged.

     The Hospital Authority 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/Friday, May 27, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:20
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