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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 29), a total of 2 788 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 377 new patients. Currently, there are 288 patients requiring oxygen therapy and 18 patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 636 patients are in isolation wards, 222 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 592 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 251 in total are new patients. There are 11 newly reported critical patients and 12 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 52 patients in critical condition and 78 are in serious condition, of which 14 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 297 patients who have recovered, including 256 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 86 777 patients who have recovered so far, including 86 358 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 99 157 patients who have recovered, including 98 738 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 29, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:20
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