Third COVID-19 patient passes away today, total deaths reach 38

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

3rd August 2020 – (Hong Kong) The spokesman for the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) today announced that a 75-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (Case number: 595) passed away at 9.44pm this evening.

The patient was admitted to the Hospital on 29th March after coming back from the United States, with fever and cough on admission. Her condition deteriorated rapidly on 1st April and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. Her condition further deteriorated while on treatment and she eventually succumbed at 9.44pm today.

The Hospital was saddened about the passing away of the patient and would offer necessary assistance to her family members.

Including the above case, 38 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.

Earlier today, Tuen Mun Hospital announced that an 83-year-old male patient passed away this morning. The deceased was a resident at Kong Tai Care for the Aged Centre. He had a long-term illness. He was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment on the 9th of last month because of fever. However, his condition continued to deteriorate before passing away at 6.34am today. Queen Elizabeth Hospital stated that an 84-year-old female patient passed away today and she stayed at Ward A6. The patient has a chronic illness and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment on the 10th of last month due to fainting and a fall. The patient’s condition continued to deteriorate, and she passed away at 5.28am today. A total of 3 patients have passed away in the same ward.