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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 27), a total of 1 966 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 183 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 352 patients are in isolation wards, 130 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 333 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre and 125 patients are in the Treatment Centre for COVID-19 (AsiaWorld-Expo), of which 119 in total are new patients. There are eight newly reported critical patients and seven newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 43 patients in critical condition and 42 are in serious condition, of which 13 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 251 patients who have recovered, including 214 patients who have been discharged. In addition, six patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 71 903 patients who have recovered so far, including 71 570 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 84 283 patients who have recovered, including 83 950 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 27, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:50
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