The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
As at 9am today (October 22), six COVID-19 confirmed patients (case numbers: 12244, 12258, 12267, 12276, 12279 and 12280) were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 12 012 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.
At present, there are 581 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1 065 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 51 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in 10 public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre and all of them 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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