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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 (November 9), a total of 1 969 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 243 new patients. Currently, there are 181 patients requiring oxygen therapy and 14 patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 421 patients are in isolation wards, 137 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 438 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 170 in total are new patients. There are six newly reported critical patients and five newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 30 patients in critical condition and 44 are in serious condition, of which eight critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 206 patients who have recovered, including 174 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 81 387 patients who have recovered so far, including 81 040 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 93 767 patients who have recovered, including 93 420 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/Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:45
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