The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
The spokesperson for Tseung Kwan O Hospital today (August 11) announced that a 79-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 2914) passed away last night (August 10).
The patient, with chronic illness, admitted to the hospital on July 27 due to persistent cough and fever. The patient's condition deteriorated due to respiratory failure. He was transferred to Intensive Care Unit on August 2 and eventually succumbed at 11.19pm last night.
The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to his family.
Including this patient, 56 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
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