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Nearly 300 seniors infected in most recent Covid-19 outbreak

Macao’s senior citizens at particular risk from Omicron variant which has roiled city for much of past month, health chief warns.

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Macao’s senior citizens at particular risk from Omicron variant which has roiled city for much of past month, health chief warns.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

During yesterday’s daily briefing, Leong Iek Hou, who heads the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Health Bureau, revealed that the current outbreak’s latest tally includes 276 senior citizens aged 60 or over, comprising 165 aged between 60 and 69, 76 aged between 70 and 79, 25 aged between 80 and 89 and 10 over 90.

While 33 of the 57 new local cases reported on Monday were detected among Covid-19 carriers subject to management and control measures, namely lockdowns and hotel quarantine, the other 24 cases were detected in the community, comprising six close contacts of previously reported Covid-19 cases, 14 cases detected by mass nucleic acid tests and among high-risk key groups of people, and four cases detected among other individuals.

Leong said that 577 of the latest tally of 1,583 cases have been classified as confirmed Covid-19 cases as they had come down with symptoms, while the other 1,006 cases have been classified as asymptomatic cases as they had not developed any symptoms.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

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