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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 26), a total of 1 425 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 175 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 456 patients are in isolation wards, 39 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 428 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 132 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and five newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 31 patients in critical condition and 17 are in serious condition, of which seven critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 153 patients who have recovered, including 130 patients who have been discharged. In addition, six patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 54 766 patients who have recovered so far, including 54 514 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 67 146 patients who have recovered, including 66 894 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/Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:35
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