Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (September 7), a total of 2 870 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 342 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 527 patients are in isolation wards, 202 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 608 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre and 243 patients are in the Treatment Centre for COVID-19 (AsiaWorld-Expo), of which 242 in total are new patients. There are nine newly reported critical patients and 15 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 50 patients in critical condition and 55 are in serious condition, of which 15 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 400 patients who have recovered, including 349 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 16 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 65 114 patients who have recovered so far, including 64 776 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 77 494 patients who have recovered, including 77 156 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/Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:45