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

     ‚ÄčAs at yesterday (January 14), a total of 4 026 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalised for treatment. Among the hospitalised confirmed patients, 298 were new patients, 2 089 required isolation, 632 required oxygen therapy and 74 required ventilator support. There were 10 newly reported critical patients and 15 newly reported serious patients. There were a total of 183 patients in critical condition and 173 serious condition, of which 49 critical patients were receiving intensive care. Moreover, there were 331 patients who had recovered, including 262 patients who had been discharged. In addition, 66 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported. According to preliminary analysis, the cause of death of 27 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 39 patients was not.
      
     The overall occupancy of medical beds in acute hospitals is around 106 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/Sunday, January 15, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:28

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