The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced this morning the city’s 35th novel coronavirus case.
The patient is a 19-year-old male Macau resident who departed from London, UK, on Virgin Atlantic Flight VS206 on March 26 (seat 21G) and arrived at Hong Kong International Airport on March 27. He returned to Macau by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
Because of a fever and other symptoms, he was sent directly to the special emergency room of Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre for nasopharyngeal swab testing. The results of this morning’s sample were positive from the nucleic acid test, and he was confirmed to have the novel coronavirus
The patient is in normal conditions and has been admitted to the isolation ward of Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre.
Macau’s 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases includes 10 patients – seven tourists from Wuhan and three locals – who have been discharged from hospital. The other 25 cases, all of them imported, have been confirmed since March 15.
Macau’s first novel coronavirus case was registered on January 22.