HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients (2)


The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority spokesperson today (December 28) announced the passing away of two more patients confirmed with COVID-19 infection today.

     An 85-year-old female patient (case number: 8091) with chronic illness attended the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) at Yan Chai Hospital on December 18 due to persistent shortness of breath and delirium. Upon arrival at AED, her condition was critical. She was intubated to assist her breathing. She was subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the isolation ward. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 2.57pm today.

     In addition, a 70-year-old male patient (case number: 5988) with chronic disease was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on November 26 due to cough and shortness of breath. He was subsequently confirmed of COVID-19 infection. His condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 6.43pm today.

     The hospitals were saddened about the passing away of the patients and would offer the necessary assistance to their families.

     Including the above two patients, 137 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

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