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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 30), a total of 2 739 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 328 new patients. Currently, there are 301 patients requiring oxygen therapy and 17 patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 605 patients are in isolation wards, 223 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 584 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 226 in total are new patients. There are seven newly reported critical patients and 10 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 48 patients in critical condition and 82 are in serious condition, of which 15 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 364 patients who have recovered, including 326 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 16 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 87 141 patients who have recovered so far, including 86 719 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 99 521 patients who have recovered, including 99 099 patients who have been discharged.
     In addition, seven patients in a medicine and geriatrics ward of Kwong Wah Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19 since November 25, of which three patients are symptomatic. All patients are being treated in isolation. One of them is now in critical condition due to underlying medical conditions, and the remaining patients are in stable condition. Admission and visiting arrangements for the cubicles concerned have been suspended. Thorough cleaning and disinfection operations have been conducted in the ward concerned, while infection control measures have been enhanced.
     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 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:20
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