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Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at yesterday (January 12), a total of 4 207 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalised for treatment. Among the hospitalised confirmed patients, 350 were new patients, 2 186 required isolation, 656 required oxygen therapy and 73 required ventilator support. There were 24 newly reported critical patients and 16 newly reported serious patients. There were a total of 196 patients in critical condition and 188 serious condition, of which 52 critical patients were receiving intensive care. Moreover, there were 400 patients who had recovered, including 335 patients who had been discharged. In addition, 62 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported. According to preliminary analysis, the cause of death of 38 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 24 patients was not.

     The overall occupancy of medical beds in acute hospitals is around 111 per cent.

     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/Friday, January 13, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:21
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