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Covid-19 cases declining with only 32 new cases reported in the past day

Citywide testing’s pooled samples also see drop in numbers; only 3 batches show up positive so far.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

Macao’s Covid-19 cases have hit a total of 1,615 as of midnight last night. Only 32 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours compared to 57 cases registered in the previous day (11 July) and 59 recorded the day before that (10 July). 

Twenty-one cases were detected under management and control in Red Code Zones and medical observation hotels while only 11 were detected in the community.

At yesterday’s press conference, head of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Leong Iek Hou said 25 patients were discharged from the hospital yesterday, bringing the total to 165.

As of 8 am today, a total of 19,956 people are under follow up, including 3,110 close contacts, 11,080 individuals with overlapping itineraries, 935 secondary contacts, 254 general contacts and 766 accompanying persons. 

The centres also said that as of 8 am this morning, a total of 458,306 samples have been collected in the 8th round of the citywide NAT programme, with 396,746 of them so far testing negative. Only three batches of pooled samples have tested positive. 

The 8th round of mass NAT began at 9 am yesterday and will conclude at 6 pm today, after which those failing to do the test will be taken by the police to a designated venue for the test and people refusing to take the test will be subject to 14 days of mandatory medical observation at a designated location. 

Before going to the NAT centres, everyone is required to undergo a self-administered rapid antigen test (RAT) and upload their results onto the Macao Health Code. 

Only those with negative RAT results are allowed into the testing centres, while people whose results are positive must immediately dial 119, 120 or 2857 2222 for assistance, whether or not they are symptomatic. 

Five RAT kits will be distributed to each person in the current citywide testing, while everyone will receive 10 KN95 masks in the next round. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

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