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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 30), a total of 2 585 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 343 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 552 patients are in isolation wards, 190 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 599 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre and 190 patients are in the Treatment Centre for COVID-19 (AsiaWorld-Expo), of which 232 in total are new patients. There are five newly reported critical patients and 12 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 47 patients in critical condition and 45 are in serious condition, of which 13 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 304 patients who have recovered, including 263 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 13 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 62 378 patients who have recovered so far, including 62 038 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 74 758 patients who have recovered, including 74 418 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/Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:50
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