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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 13), a total of 4 113 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalised for treatment. Among the hospitalised confirmed patients, 360 were new patients, 2 147 required isolation, 653 required oxygen therapy and 74 required ventilator support. There were 26 newly reported critical patients and 22 newly reported serious patients. There were a total of 195 patients in critical condition and 188 serious condition, of which 52 critical patients were receiving intensive care. Moreover, there were 410 patients who had recovered, including 352 patients who had been discharged. In addition, 54 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported. According to preliminary analysis, the cause of death of 28 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 26 patients was not.
     The overall occupancy of medical beds in acute hospitals is around 108 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/Saturday, January 14, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:05
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