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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 8), a total of 1 528 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 185 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 444 patients are in isolation wards, 94 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 418 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 149 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and two newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 24 patients in critical condition and 22 are in serious condition, of which seven critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 136 patients who have recovered, including 121 patients who have been discharged. In addition, seven patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 57 019 patients who have recovered so far, including 56 765 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 69 399 patients who have recovered, including 69 145 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/Monday, August 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:49
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