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One more returnee from Hong Kong tests positive

Imported and asymptomatic cases tally 64; one ‘repositive’ case also being treated in isolation.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:45 am

One more returnee from Hong Kong has tested positive for Covid-19, Macao’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has announced.

The centre classified the case as imported and asymptomatic, so it has not been added to Macao’s novel coronavirus tally, which remains at 82.

However, the case has raised Macao’s asymptomatic Covid-19 tally to 64.

The patient is a 51-year-old, double-jabbed woman. She underwent a Covid-19 test upon arrival in Macao on Wednesday, but it came up with an uncertain result. However, she tested positive for the novel coronavirus in a follow-up test on Thursday. The woman has been transferred to the Health Bureau’s Public Health Clinical Centre in Coloane for isolation treatment.

The  Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre also announced an imported Covid-19 “re-positive” case, a 41-year-old local woman who also returned to Macao from Hong Kong on Wednesday.

According to the centre, the double-jabbed woman also came up with an uncertain Covid-19 result upon arrival in Macao on Wednesday, before testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a follow-up test on Thursday.

The woman, who has not come down with any Covid-19 symptoms, has also been transferred to the Public Health Clinical Centre for isolation.

The woman was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease in Hong Kong on 24 February, so her case has been classified as a “re-positive” case.

Since December last year, the Macao government has separately classified and announced asymptomatic Covid-19 cases and confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Covid-19 “re-positive” cases are not classified as confirmed Covid-19 cases for Macao, neither are they classified as asymptomatic Covid-19 cases for Macao, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:45 am

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