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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 30), a total of 1 762 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 159 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 315 patients are in isolation wards, 140 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, and 389 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 103 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and one newly reported serious patient. There are a total of 38 patients in critical condition and 23 are in serious condition, of which seven critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 210 patients who have recovered, including 175 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 72 728 patients who have recovered so far, including 72 403 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 85 108 patients who have recovered, including 84 783 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 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:10
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