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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

TMH and QEH announce passing away of COVID-19 patients
TMH and QEH announce passing away of COVID-19 patients
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The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:     The spokespersons for the Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) announced today (August 1) that two patients confirmed with COVID-19 passed away.           The 90-year-old female patient (case number: 2703) in TMH with chronic disease was admitted on July 26 due to fever. Her condition continued to deteriorate and eventually succumbed at 8.40pm today.           Another 92-year-old female patient (case number: 2246) in QEH had congestive heart failure and diabetes. She was admitted on July 12 due to fall and fever. The patient’s condition continued to deteriorate and eventually succumbed at 8.08pm tonight.           The Hospitals were saddened about the passing away of the patients and would offer necessary assistance to the families.           Including the above cases, 33 COVID-19 confirmed patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

 
Ends/Saturday, August 1, 2020Issued at HKT 23:50

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