Back to zero: 47th Covid-19 patient out of hospital
With no fatalities and an unblemished record of successful treatment, Macao is proving successful in the pandemic battle.
Macao’s last remaining Covid-19 patient was discharged yesterday, bringing the number of hospitalised cases back to zero again, according to the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre.
Macau has recorded 48 Covid-19 cases since January last year, 46 of which were classified as imported, while two cases were classified as “connected to imported cases”. The 47th patient, a 43-year-old woman holding a Macao ID card, was confirmed as a patient two months ago, was the last to be discharged.
No Covid-19 fatalities have been reported in Macao, The Macau Post Daily reported.
The woman, who was confirmed as a Covid-19 patient on 22 January, was among the 109 passengers – all Macao residents – who returned home the previous day on two Air Macau flights from Tokyo. According to officials, she met the Health Bureau’s criteria for a Covid-19 patient to be discharged after testing negative for the novel coronavirus in two consecutive nucleic acid tests via nasopharyngeal swabs which were taken on Sunday and Tuesday.
The woman has now started her 14-day recovery period in isolation at the bureau’s Public Health Clinical Centre in Coloane after her 61-day hospital treatment.