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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 10), a total of 1 991 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 269 new patients. Currently, there are 171 patients requiring oxygen therapy and 15 patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 401 patients are in isolation wards, 140 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 463 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 175 in total are new patients. There are four newly reported critical patients and six newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 32 patients in critical condition and 43 are in serious condition, of which 10 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 241 patients who have recovered, including 213 patients who have been discharged. In addition, eight patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     The Hospital Authority (HA) has reviewed the preliminary statistics of the past week (November 3 to 9). Among the COVID-19 patients admitted through Accident and Emergency Departments, around 60 per cent were admitted due to COVID-19 infection, while around 40 per cent were admitted due to other medical reasons. For the deceased COVID-19 patients, around 70 per cent potentially died of COVID-19, while around 30 per cent died from other illnesses. The HA will keep analysing the statistics concerned so as to provide appropriate service in accordance with the situation and patient needs.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 81 645 patients who have recovered so far, including 81 298 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 94 025 patients who have recovered, including 93 678 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/Thursday, November 10, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:35
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