The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
The spokesperson for the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) today (August 7) announced that an 86-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 2789) passed away tonight.
The patient with chronic disease was admitted on July 27 due to chest infection and rectal bleeding. The patient had been deteriorating subsequently and she eventually succumbed at 8.27pm today.
The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family members.
Including the above case, 47 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
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