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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 26), a total of 2 625 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 347 new patients. Currently, there are 275 patients requiring oxygen therapy and 18 patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 638 patients are in isolation wards, 218 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 571 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 252 in total are new patients. There are 10 newly reported critical patients and 16 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 57 patients in critical condition and 60 are in serious condition, of which 15 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 331 patients who have recovered, including 282 patients who have been discharged. In addition, nine patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.

     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 86 018 patients who have recovered so far, including 85 608 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 98 398 patients who have recovered, including 97 988 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/Saturday, November 26, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:40
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