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Macao registers 44 new Covid-19 infections and eight imported cases

City has recorded 146 Covid-19 infections since 28 November; local tally stands at nearly 3,000 positive cases.

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City has recorded 146 Covid-19 infections since 28 November; local tally stands at nearly 3,000 positive cases.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:33 am

Forty-four Covid-19 infections were registered in Macao on Thursday, bringing the city’s total since 28 November to 146, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced yesterday. 

In addition, eight new imported cases from high-risk areas outside mainland China were recorded on Thursday. 

Among the new infections, aged 19-77, 24 were females and 20 were males. Twenty-seven of them had symptoms and were classified confirmed cases, while the rest were classified as “temporarily asymptomatic”. 

Two of the 44 cases were discovered under control in medical observation hotels, while 42 cases were found in the community. Among the cases detected in the community, 18 were imported cases from mainland China, 19 were classified as related to imported cases and five cases were still under investigation. 

In addition, 15 of the cases found in the community were detected by self-administered rapid antigen tests, 14 were found in mixed nucleic acid test (NAT) samples in Macao and four in mixed NAT samples in Zhuhai, one had a fever and went to a health clinic, while eight were close contacts, according to the Centre. 

Meanwhile, Thursday’s new imported cases from outside mainland China comprised five males and three females – aged 30-69 – from Brazil, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong. They were all asymptomatic.

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, Macao has recorded 878 confirmed Covid-19 cases (symptomatic) and 2,063 asymptomatic cases

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:33 am

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