Macao registered two more fatalities related to Covid-19 on Saturday, involving two women who had not been vaccinated and had underlying medical conditions.
The city also recorded 64 new symptomatic cases the same day, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre reported.
The total number of Covid-19-related deaths in Macao currently stands at 11.
The first fatality was a 36-year-old woman who had a malignant glioma, secondary epilepsy and “other basic diseases”, according to the Centre. Her nucleic acid test (NAT) result was positive on 9 December and she was admitted to the Public Health Clinical Centre in Coloane for medical isolation and treatment. She suffered convulsions, breathing problems and lung infection on 12 December.
On 16 December, her breathing got weaker and she suffered low blood pressure, slow heart rate and decreased blood oxygen saturation. She died after being resuscitated by health workers.
The other deceased was 86 years of age. She suffered from high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation and heart problems. Her rapid antigen test result was positive on 16 December and she underwent medical isolation and treatment at the Conde S. Januário Hospital. She later developed acute heart failure and died after a failed rescue effort.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre has urged people in Macao who have not received vaccination or boosters against the coronavirus to get inoculated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of severe illness and death.
On Friday, Macao reported 43 new symptomatic cases, also known as confirmed cases. The city’s total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began in early 2020 is 1,427 – among which 854 have recovered.