Macao recorded just two new Covid-19 cases in the past day – the lowest since the outbreak began on 18 June – and both were found under management and control in the Red Code Zones and medical observation hotels, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced.
The city’s total number of cases, as of midnight last night, is 1,816.
In addition, a total of 22,957 individuals are under follow up as of 8 am today. These include 3,541 close contacts, 12,398 people with overlapping itineraries, 1,362 secondary contacts, 253 general contacts and 786 accompanying persons.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Macao has been gradually decreasing over the past two week and it has remained below 10 cases per day since 21 July, the number of which was announced on 22 July. In the past three days, none of the new cases were found in the community.
The number of Red Code Zones has also dropped to just five – also the lowest since the current outbreak began – and all these five residential buildings are scheduled to re-open this week.
In related news, a total of 185,091 people were sampled in the past 24 hours as part of the city’s mandatory nucleic acid testing (NAT) for the Key Groups, Key Areas and people who are working away from home, with all testing negative, according to the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre.
The centre also said a total of 440,040 individuals have been sampled since 8 am on 24 July and the mandatory testing will continue for those groups above throughout Macao’s consolidation period – scheduled to conclude this weekend – during which everyone in Macao must take a rapid antigen test (RAT) everyday and upload the result onto the Macao Health Code.
Those whose RAT results are positive must immediately call 119, 120 or 2857 2222 for assistance.