Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (July 13), a total of 1 031 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 160 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 353 patients are in isolation wards, 22 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 317 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 128 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 30 are in serious condition, of which nine critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 109 patients who have recovered, including 100 patients who have been discharged. In addition, two patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 53 105 patients who have recovered so far, including 52 842 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 65 485 patients who have recovered, including 65 222 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/Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:39