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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 (June 18), a total of 433 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 72 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 115 patients are in isolation wards, 10 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 94 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 53 in total are new patients. Among the hospitalised patients, 17 of them are in critical condition and eight are in serious condition, of which three critical patients are receiving intensive care. There were 51 patients who have recovered, including 42 patients who have been discharged. In addition, no confirmed patient passed away in public hospitals yesterday.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 51 187 patients who have recovered so far, including 50 811 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 63 567 patients who have recovered, including 63 191 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/Saturday, June 18, 2022
Issued at HKT 20:10
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