The Hospital Authority today announced that a 71-year-old male COVID-19 patient passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 78.


The patient with chronic disease was admitted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on July 25 and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on August 9.


His condition continued to deteriorate and he succumbed at 7.56 pm.