Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (October 30), a total of 1 955 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 197 new patients. Currently, there are 175 patients requiring oxygen therapy and nine patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 381 patients are in isolation wards, 129 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 507 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 124 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and seven newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 29 patients in critical condition and 41 are in serious condition, of which nine critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 167 patients who have recovered, including 150 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 12 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 79 280 patients who have recovered so far, including 78 937 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 91 660 patients who have recovered, including 91 317 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/Sunday, October 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:45