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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 28), a total of 2 019 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalised for treatment. Among the hospitalised confirmed patients, 140 were new patients, 922 required isolation, 298 required oxygen therapy and 43 required ventilator support. There were eight newly reported critical patients and six newly reported serious patients. There were a total of 93 patients in critical condition and 89 in serious condition, of which 28 critical patients were receiving intensive care. Moreover, there were 207 patients who had recovered, including 136 patients who had been discharged. In addition, 20 patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported. According to preliminary analysis, the cause of death of nine patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 11 patients was not.

     The overall occupancy of medical beds in acute hospitals is around 95 per cent.

     To dovetail Government's latest measures on COVID-19, starting from tomorrow (January 30), the Hospital Authority (HA) will suspend issuing press release to announce the latest situation of COVID-19 cases in public hospitals daily. The HA will continue to collaborate with the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health to monitor the situation and to inform the public on the latest information as appropriate in a timely manner.
Ends/Sunday, January 29, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:05
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