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Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (October 5), a total of 1 675 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 182 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 368 patients are in isolation wards, 138 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 367 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 134 in total are new patients. There are five newly reported critical patients and four newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 36 patients in critical condition and 19 are in serious condition, of which 13 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 150 patients who have recovered, including 113 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 10 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 73 807 patients who have recovered so far, including 73 455 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 86 187 patients who have recovered, including 85 835 patients who have been discharged.

     ‚ÄčThe 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, October 5, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:20
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