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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 (October 8), a total of 1 582 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 205 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 336 patients are in isolation wards, 131 patients are in second-tier isolation wards, 380 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 150 in total are new patients. There are five newly reported critical patients and seven newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 32 patients in critical condition and 18 are in serious condition, of which nine critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 237 patients who have recovered, including 193 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 13 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 74 516 patients who have recovered so far, including 74 168 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 86 896 patients who have recovered, including 86 548 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/Saturday, October 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:45
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