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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 (August 7), a total of 1 485 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 162 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 408 patients are in isolation wards, 82 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 434 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 133 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and five newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 25 patients in critical condition and 20 are in serious condition, of which seven critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 138 patients who have recovered, including 114 patients who have been discharged. In addition, five patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 56 884 patients who have recovered so far, including 56 638 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 69 264 patients who have recovered, including 69 018 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, August 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:35
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