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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 (September 2), a total of 2 667 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 350 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 506 patients are in isolation wards, 163 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 650 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre and 210 patients are in the Treatment Centre for COVID-19 (AsiaWorld-Expo), of which 235 in total are new patients. There are six newly reported critical patients and nine newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 48 patients in critical condition and 54 are in serious condition, of which 13 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 302 patients who have recovered, including 271 patients who have been discharged. In addition, eight patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 63 367 patients who have recovered so far, including 63 032 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 75 747 patients who have recovered, including 75 412 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/Friday, September 2, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:40
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