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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 (July 7), a total of 861 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 134 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 324 patients are in isolation wards, 15 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 272 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 99 in total are new patients. There are two newly reported critical patients and no newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 12 patients in critical condition and 15 are in serious condition, of which one critical patient is receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 99 patients who have recovered, including 86 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 52 507 patients who have recovered so far, including 52 210 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 64 887 patients who have recovered, including 64 590 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/Thursday, July 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:52
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