Hongkonger who flew in from the PH dies of COVID-19

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Princess Margaret Hospital

The Department of Health told Hong Kong News on June 26 that a Hongkonger who stayed in the Philippines for almost 10 months – and then returned to Hong Kong on June 23 – has died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on June 25. He had an underlying illness.

Case no. 1180, a 55 year-old man, succumbed to COVID-19 mere days after he tested positive for the virus. The Princess Margaret Hospital said he suffered from stroke when he was still in the Philippines and was admitted in a hospital there in May. He was flown back to Hong Kong by air ambulance on June 23.

“He ran a high fever on admission and was in serious condition.¬† He was subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. His condition later deteriorated and developed severe sepsis. The patient further ran a downhill course and eventually succumbed at 1.30am today,” the hospital said on June 25.

He was the seventh COVID-19 fatality in Hong Kong. The city now has 1,193 cases as of June 25, with additional 14 imported cases. One of these, case no. 1192, is a 38-year-old woman who stayed in the Philippines from March 14 to June 24.