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Macao records 31 new cases with 1,675 total Covid-19 cases as of midnight

More than 20,500 individuals under follow up, including around 3,000 close contacts and over 11,200 people with overlapping itineraries.

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More than 20,500 individuals under follow up, including around 3,000 close contacts and over 11,200 people with overlapping itineraries.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

In the past 24 hours Macao has recorded 31 new cases, with a total of 1,675 Covid-19 cases as of midnight last night, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced. 

Twenty of the new cases were detected in the Red Code Zones and medical observation hotels and 11 in the community. 

In addition, a total of 20,529 individuals are under follow up as of 8 am today. These include 3,053 close contacts, 11,277 people with overlapping itineraries, 1,121 secondary contacts, 254 general contacts and 772 accompanying persons. 

Meanwhile, six batches of pooled samples from the 9th citywide nucleic acid testing (NAT) have tested positive as of 8 am today, according to the centre. A total of 454,304 samples have been collected in the current mass NAT – 379,717 of them have tested negative so far . 

With the exception of the increase in the number of cases found in the community yesterday from the previous 24 hours (13 July), the number of community infections has been decreasing over the past few mass NATs and keygroups’ testings, according to data released by the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre. 

The data specifically shows the decrease in the number of positive batches of pooled samples during the 5th – 8th mass testings (41, 23, 17 and 13) from 94 positive batches found in the 4th citywide NAT. 

Those who have done the mass NAT can check their test results via this link

The ongoing 9th mass testing is scheduled to conclude at 6 pm today, by which time those who have not taken the test will be taken by the police to undergo the test at a designated venue, where they will need to wait until the test results come back negative. Ten KN95 face masks are distributed to each person in this round. 

The 10th round will take place from 9 am tomorrow until 6 pm the next day, during which everyone will receive five RAT kits. 

Only people with negative self-administered rapid antigen test (RAT) results uploaded onto their Macao Health Code are allowed to enter testing centres. Those with positive results must contact 119, 120 or 2857 2222 for assistance.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

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