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Covid-19 confirmed cases drop to 27 over the past day

Of the four cases detected in the community, two were close contacts and two cases were found in mass NATs; no cases found in other population groups.

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Of the four cases detected in the community, two were close contacts and two cases were found in mass NATs; no cases found in other population groups.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

Only twenty-seven new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the past day bringing the city’s tally to a total of 1,733 cases as of midnight last night. 

Among the new cases, 23 were found under management and control in Red Code Zones and medical observation hotels while only four were detected in the community: 2 cases of close contacts, 2 cases in the Citywide NAT and Key Groups NAT, and 0 cases among other population groups.

As of 8 am today, more than 21,000 people were under follow up, including 3,249 close contacts, 11,486 individuals with overlapping itineraries, 1,250 secondary contacts, 254 general contacts and 776 accompanying persons, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced. 

In related news, the number of pooled batched samples found positive during the 10th mass NAT– which started at 9 am yesterday – has dropped to two. So far, 452,880 samples have already been collected, while 404,748 proved negative for Covid-19.

The 10th round of mass NAT will end at 6 pm today, during which each person will be given five rapid antigen test (RAT) kits. Everyone must take a self-administered RAT before going to the testing centres and upload their results online. Only those with negative results will be allowed to enter the testing centres. 

People whose RAT results are positive must contact 119, 120 or 2857 2222 at once for assistance. 

Those who fail to undergo the 10th mass NAT by 6 pm today will be assigned a yellow health code and taken by the police to a designated venue for the test. They will have to wait until their NAT results return negative. People who refuse to take the test will be subject to 14 days of mandatory medical observation. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

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