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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 31), a total of 1 494 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 181 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 488 patients are in isolation wards, 71 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 443 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 154 in total are new patients. There are six newly reported critical patients and five newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 21 patients in critical condition and 27 are in serious condition, of which 12 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 138 patients who have recovered, including 125 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 55 603 patients who have recovered so far, including 55 350 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 67 983 patients who have recovered, including 67 730 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/Sunday, July 31, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:51
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