Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     As at 0.00am today (September 6), a total of 2 941 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 407 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 550 patients are in isolation wards, 191 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 594 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre and 263 patients are in the Treatment Centre for COVID-19 (AsiaWorld-Expo), of which 290 in total are new patients. There are nine newly reported critical patients and 10 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 54 patients in critical condition and 55 are in serious condition, of which 14 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 369 patients who have recovered, including 329 patients who have been discharged. In addition, nine patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 64 693 patients who have recovered so far, including 64 360 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 77 073 patients who have recovered, including 76 740 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, September 6, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:35