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Hong Kong authorities are liaising with private hospitals to make space for COVID-19 patients as the city battles its worst wave yet of the virus, which is claiming the lives of at least a hundred people a day.

The government is sending more government hospital patients who are being treated for ailments other than COVID-19 to private facilities if they are in a stable condition and in recovery, to free up beds in the public system, health officials said at a press briefing Sunday. Some private hospitals are admitting mild-symptom COVID-19 patients, they said.

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