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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 10), a total of 1 516 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 201 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 420 patients are in isolation wards, 74 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 433 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 152 in total are new patients. There are three newly reported critical patients and seven newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 23 patients in critical condition and 25 are in serious condition, of which six critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 227 patients who have recovered, including 194 patients who have been discharged. In addition, four patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 57 433 patients who have recovered so far, including 57 175 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 69 813 patients who have recovered, including 69 555 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/Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:50
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