Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (July 9), a total of 893 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 144 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 326 patients are in isolation wards, 19 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 287 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 120 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and five newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 18 patients in critical condition and 22 are in serious condition, of which four critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 103 patients who have recovered, including 92 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 52 729 patients who have recovered so far, including 52 439 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 65 109 patients who have recovered, including 64 819 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, July 9, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:50