COVID-19 epidemic claims record-high 7 lives in Hong Kong today

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1st August 2020 – (Hong Kong) COVID-19 epidemic has claimed 7 lives in one single day in Hong Kong. Among them, Tuen Mun Hospital announced that a 90-year-old woman with a long-term illness (Case No. 2703) was admitted to the hospital for treatment with fever on 26th July. The patient’s condition continued to deteriorate before passing away at 8.40pm tonight. The deceased was a resident at CORNWALL ELDERLY’S HOME (GOLDEN BRANCH) in Tuen Mun.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital also announced in the evening that a 92-year-old female patient with chronic heart failure and diabetes (Case No. 2246) was admitted to the hospital for treatment on 12th July due to a fall and fever. The patient’s condition continued to change thereafter. She then passed away at 8.08pm today.

An 88-year-old man was admitted to United Christian Hospital last night due to shortness of breath. After testing, he was listed as a preliminary diagnosis. His condition deteriorated and he passed away at about 5.30am this morning. Another 86-year-old male patient in Queen Mary Hospital was resident of the Kong Tai Care for the Aged Centre. He had a long-term patient. He was admitted to the hospital with a confirmed infection on the 11th of last month. However, the patient’s condition continued to deteriorate. He passed away at 9.50am today. A total of 8 people have died in the cluster.

As for the 79-year-old female patient of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital who lived in Chai Wan and also had long-term illness. She was admitted to the hospital for treatment on the 29th of last month due to fever and asthma. The patient’s condition continued to deteriorate, and at 2.31am today, she passed away. Another 79-year-old male diagnosed in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, who lived in Tsz Wan Shan had a long-term illness and was admitted to the hospital for cough on the 27th of last month.

In addition, an 89-year-old female patient in Tuen Mun Hospital is a resident of CORNWALL ELDERLY’S HOME (GOLDEN BRANCH) in Tuen Mun. She had a long-term illness and was admitted to the hospital for treatment on the 26th of last month due to fever. The condition of the two patients continued to deteriorate. The hospital communicated with the family members about the patient’s condition, and the family members agreed that if the patient’s condition deteriorates again, CPR should not be performed for the patient.

Among them, the patient in Queen Elizabeth Hospital passed away at 11.44pm last night and the patient at Tuen Mun Hospital passed away at 12.20am.

Meanwhile, Hospital Authority, said that Hong Kong’s current mortality rate is 0.9%, which is not too bad compared to foreign countries, and the number of serious and critical cases is less than 5%.

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