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

     ​As of 0.00am today (November 8), a total of 1 947 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 199 new patients. Currently, there are 169 patients requiring oxygen therapy and nine patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 413 patients are in isolation wards, 126 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 433 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of whom 136 in total are new patients. There are six newly reported critical patients and 10 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 34 patients in critical condition and 55 in serious condition, of whom nine critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 215 patients who have recovered, including 179 patients who have been discharged. In addition, four patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 81 161 patients who have recovered so far, including 80 812 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 93 541 patients who have recovered, including 93 192 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, November 8, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:18
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