Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases


The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at 0.00am today (August 5), a total of 1 492 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalised for treatment, including 197 new patients. Among the patients staying in isolation facilities, 411 patients are in isolation wards, 85 patients are in second-tier isolation wards and 448 patients are in the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, of which 145 in total are new patients. There are six newly reported critical patients and no newly reported serious patients. There are a total of 28 patients in critical condition and 16 are in serious condition, of which eight critical patients are receiving intensive care. Moreover, there are 213 patients who have recovered, including 189 patients who have been discharged. In addition, four patients who passed away in public hospitals were reported.
     In the fifth wave of the epidemic, there are 56 488 patients who have recovered so far, including 56 238 patients who have been discharged. And since early 2020, there are 68 868 patients who have recovered, including 68 618 patients who have been discharged.
     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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