The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced the city’s 38th novel coronavirus case, classified as imported.
The patient is a 44-year-old male Macau resident who arrived in Hong Kong from the United Kingdom on March 18. He then took the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge that same day to Macau and was arranged for quarantine and medical observation at the Golden Crown China Hotel in accordance with the quarantine measures of the Health Bureau.
On March 21, his saliva and nasopharyngeal swab samples were taken, and results on March 22 were negative.
The nasopharyngeal swab test was performed again on Sunday and the result was positive and the diagnosis confirmed that he had the novel coronavirus.
The patient is in normal condition and has been admitted to the isolation ward of the Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre.
Macau’s 38 confirmed COVID-19 cases includes 10 patients – seven tourists from Wuhan and three locals – who have been discharged from hospital. The other 28 cases, all of them imported, have been confirmed since March 15.
Macau’s first novel coronavirus case was registered on January 22.