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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 14), a total of 1 690 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 223 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 481 patients are in isolation wards, 84 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 529 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 188 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and two newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 31 patients in critical condition and 22 are in serious condition, of which 10 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 133 patients who have recovered, including 119 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 58 205 patients who have recovered so far, including 57 921 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 70 585 patients who have recovered, including 70 301 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 14, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:25
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