The patient was a 78-year-old man with chronic illness hospitalized at Tuen Mun Hospital. He was transferred to the hospital’s isolation ward after testing positive for the virus.
After treatment, the patient tested positive for antibodies and was released from isolation by the Department of Health on February 20.
He continued to stay in the hospital for further treatment due to his health condition, but his condition continued to deteriorate and he eventually succumbed at 9.32am today.
Several countries, including France, have suspended flights to and from Brazil due to fears over the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading there.