Elderly woman, 66, dies from virus, taking tally to 168

Local | 22 Jan 2021 5:42 pm

A 66-year-old female patient confirmed with the coronavirus disease died today, according to Linda Yu Wai-ling, chief manager of the Hospital Authority. 

Yu said the elderly woman with chronic illness was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital on January 1. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she died around noon today.

So far 168 coronavirus patients have died in Hong Kong.

Yu also reported that 45 Covid patients were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 8,948 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.

At present, a total of 718 confirmed patients are hospitalized in 24 public hospitals and community treatment facilities, among which 34 patients are in critical condition and 30 are in serious condition.

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