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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 23), a total of 1 275 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 168 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 392 patients are in isolation wards, 25 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 415 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 132 in total are new patients. There are 10 newly reported critical patients and seven newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 26 patients in critical condition and 22 are in serious condition, of which five critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 143 patients who have recovered, including 130 patients who have been discharged. In addition, four patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported, and two death cases were reported to Hospital Authority by the Department of Health.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 54 380 patients who have recovered so far, including 54 126 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 66 760 patients who have recovered, including 66 506 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 23, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:44
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