Four Covid-19 deaths in a day, death toll climbs to 31

Local | 1 Aug 2020 4:35 pm

Two more patients have passed away due to Covid-19 today, after two senior citizens died this morning, marking the highest number of fatalities recorded within a day in Hong Kong. 
The death toll jumps to 31, with 3,272 infections amid the third wave of infections in the city. 
The two latest fatalities involved an 86-year-old man who was a chronically-ill resident at the severely-battered Kong Tai Care for the Aged Centre in Tsz Wan Shan. He was sent to Queen Mary Hospital with pneumonia on July 11 and died at 9.50am today.
This was the seventh death linked to the cluster, where 34 people were diagnosed with the virus, which makes the death rate at the elderly care home 21 percent. 
Another woman, 79, lived in Hing Wah 1 Estate in Chai Wan. She had a history of chronic illness and was sent to Eastern Hospital with fever and shortness of breath on July 29, she died at 2.31pm today. 
Earlier today, the Health Authority has reported two deaths. One was a 79-year-old man admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday with a cough, he died at 11.44pm yesterday night. He lived in the pandemic-hit Tsz Wan Shan. 
The other patient was an 89-year-old woman, who was also a resident at Cornwall Elderly’s Home (Golden Branch) in Tuen Mun. She was sent to Tuen Mun Hospital last Sunday with a fever, and succumbed to the disease at 12.02am this morning. 
At least 37 were infected in linkage with the elderly care home in Tuen Mun, and so far two residents had died. 

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