Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (August 28), a total of 2 453 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 339 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 541 patients are in isolation wards, 182 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 599 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre and 177 patients are in the Treatment Centre for COVID-19 (AWE), of which 248 in total are new patients. There are 10 newly reported critical patients and nine newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 43 patients in critical condition and 41 are in serious condition, of which 13 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 267 patients who have recovered, including 236 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 10 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 61 786 patients who have recovered so far, including 61 451 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 74 166 patients who have recovered, including 73 831 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 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:19