Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (October 4), a total of 1 651 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 174 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 330 patients are in isolation wards, 135 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 371 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 123 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and three newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 35 patients in critical condition and 24 are in serious condition, of which 11 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 215 patients who have recovered, including 164 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 73 625 patients who have recovered so far, including 73 280 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 86 005 patients who have recovered, including 85 660 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, October 4, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:32