The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
As at noon today (July 8), six COVID-19 confirmed patients (case numbers: 1143, 1169, 1182, 1185, 1204 and 1226) were discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours. So far, a total of 1 167 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.
At present, there are 595 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1 148 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 139 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in eight hospitals, among which two patients are in critical condition (case numbers: 595 and 1315), one is in serious condition (case number: 1269) and the remaining 136 patients are in stable condition.
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.
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