Macao’s Covid-19 vaccination rate reached 80.2 per cent yesterday, indicating that four-fifths of the population had received at least one jab, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced late last night.
According to the centre, as of 6:30 pm yesterday around 547,000 people in Macao had been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The centre said that the 80.2 per cent inoculation rate “has paved a solid foundation for the construction of a Covid-19 immunity barrier protecting residents’ lives and health”.
The centre said that according to data released earlier this month by Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, those who were never or not fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus accounted for 91.3 per cent of 1,341 Covid-19 fatalities in Hong Kong.
In addition, the death rate in Hong Kong is 0.04 per cent among those who had received two Covid-19 jabs, while the death rate stands at 1.25 per cent among those who had not been inoculated against the novel coronavirus, the statement said.
According to the Macao Health Bureau, as of 4 pm yesterday 495,992 people had received two or more doses.
In related news, a double-jabbed, 28-year-old local woman who arrived in Macao from Hong Kong yesterday tested positive for Covid-19. Her case was classified as asymptomatic and imported, and she is being treated in isolation, The Macau Daily Post Daily reported.