The government will stop issuing quarantine orders to people diagnosed with the new coronavirus starting today (30th).
The Department of Health announced on the "2019 Coronavirus Disease Webpage" today (30th) that there were 358 new confirmed cases of nucleic acid testing, and 5 people died of (the cause of death) the new coronavirus disease.
From now on, those who are diagnosed can seek medical treatment in private medical institutions or government outpatient clinics.
According to the Hospital Authority, as of 5 pm today, general outpatient clinics have provided treatment services for more than 1,400 patients today, accounting for about 50% of the relevant consultation places.
▼January 30th, Park Li Kei General Outpatient Clinic treated new crown patients▼
Starting today (30th), all rapid test positive patients are no longer required to report to the Department of Health, and the Department has also stopped publishing the epidemic figures. Instead, it will publish the number of nucleic acid test positive samples and death cases reported by doctors and hospitals on the "2019 Coronavirus Disease Website" number.
According to the website, there were 358 new confirmed cases of nucleic acid testing in Hong Kong today, and 5 new deaths from the epidemic (not the total number of deaths).
The "2019 Coronavirus Disease Website" shows that there are 358 new confirmed cases of nucleic acid testing in Hong Kong today.
(Screenshot of "COVID-19 Webpage")
Security Bureau: 310 patients remain in community isolation facility
As the isolation order was lifted early this morning, the Security Bureau stated that as of 5 pm today, about 230 patients have left the community isolation facility today; currently about 310 patients are still in the community isolation facility.
More than 2,000 consultation places for new crown patients in government clinics have not been exhausted
The 71 general outpatient clinics under the Hospital Authority resumed normal services today (30th), providing more than 2,000 consultation places every day to care for patients diagnosed with new crowns.
According to the Hospital Authority, as of 5:00 p.m. today, general outpatient clinics have provided treatment services for more than 1,400 patients diagnosed with the new crown, accounting for about 50% of the relevant consultation places.
The chief executive officer of the Hospital Authority, Kao Bak-sing, visited the South Kwai Chung Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic today to learn about its operation.
He pointed out that the operation of the clinics is generally smooth, and when necessary, additional daytime and evening clinics will be mobilized to serve patients diagnosed with the new crown.
Chief Administrative Manager (Grassroots and Community Medical Services) Xia Jinghang pointed out that some clinics in Kowloon today have a large demand for services, and some clinics are short-term full during some busy hours, but overall, the number of appointments for patients diagnosed with new crowns is limited. There are still plenty of places.
All COVID-19 confirmed patients can make an appointment for consultation services at the 71 general outpatient clinics of the Hospital Authority through the following channels:
1. The "New Crown Care Appointment (General Outpatient Clinic)" program in the Hospital Authority's mobile application HA GO
2. Call the telephone appointment system of each general outpatient clinic to make an appointment. For the appointment numbers of each clinic, please visit the Hospital Authority website http:// www.ha.org.hk/gopc
3. Call the Hospital Authority’s support hotline 1836 115. The hotline will refer patients with confirmed COVID-19 to general outpatient clinics for treatment.
7 "Caring Appointment Hotlines" continue to provide services
The Hospital Authority stated that the seven "Caring Appointment Hotlines" will continue to provide services, giving priority to arranging appointments for higher-risk patients diagnosed with the new crown.
The Hospital Authority will update the appointment information of the places reserved for the treatment of patients diagnosed with new crowns in general outpatient clinics at 8:30 am and 1 pm every day, and will also update the information in due course according to the appointment situation. Members of the public can browse the website.
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