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Public hospitals enhance support to COVID-19 patients and daily update on COVID-19 cases
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (December 2), a total of 2 768 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 337 new patients. Currently, there are 288 patients requiring oxygen therapy and 16 patients requiring ventilator support. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 624 patients are in isolation wards, 199 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 581 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 229 in total are new patients. There are seven newly reported critical patients and 13 newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 53 patients in critical condition and 74 are in serious condition, of which 13 critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 337 patients who have recovered, including 296 patients who have been discharged. In addition, 11 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported, including a five-year-old boy who passed away in Prince of Wales Hospital yesterday (December 1).
     In response to the increasing number of confirmed cases in the community, the HA will strengthen the service capacity of seven HA Designated Clinics for COVID-19 Confirmed Cases (Designated Clinics) and tele-consultation service to provide medical support for confirmed patients in the community.
     In order to focus manpower and resources to further enhance designated clinic and tele-consultation services, Violet Peel General Out-patient Clinic, Cheung Sha Wan Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic and North Lantau Community Health Centre will adjust services from tomorrow (December 3). Details of the service adjustment arrangements of the clinics concerned together with the service adjustment arrangements of other General Out-patient Clinics announced earlier are set out in the Annex.
     Chronic patients with follow-up appointments at the clinics concerned are advised to refill their drugs at the corresponding medication refill clinics on the appointment day by presenting their appointment slips and identity cards. The HA hopes that the community will understand those arrangements.
Ends/Friday, December 2, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:55
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