Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (October 31), a total of 1 987 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 184 new patients. Currently, there are 175 patients requiring oxygen therapy and 10 patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 407 patients are in isolation wards, 124 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 478 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 137 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and six newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 29 patients in critical condition and 38 are in serious condition, of which nine critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 146 patients who have recovered, including 129 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 79 437 patients who have recovered so far, including 79 086 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 91 817 patients who have recovered, including 91 466 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/Monday, October 31, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:35