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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 13), a total of 1 604 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 220 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 441 patients are in isolation wards, 74 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 497 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 180 in total are new patients. There are eight newly reported critical patients and eight newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 32 patients in critical condition and 25 are in serious condition, of which 11 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 178 patients who have recovered, including 144 patients who have been discharged. In addition, three patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 58 051 patients who have recovered so far, including 57 768 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 70 431 patients who have recovered, including 70 148 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/Saturday, August 13, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:30
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