The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced Monday Macau’s 21st and 22nd confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), stating that they are imported.
The 21st case
The 21st patient is a 19-year-old female resident of Macau. She traveled on March 16 from the United Kingdom to Bangkok, Thailand, on flight TG911, seated at 77G. On March 17, she transferred on to Hong Kong on flight TG638, seated at 35C.
She took the Macau Tourism Crisis Management Office’s chartered bus at 2 a.m., bound for Macau via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
Upon arrival in Macau, she was quarantined at the Golden Crown China Hotel in accordance to recent measures.
Today, her saliva sample showed positive results in preliminary nucleic acid testing. She was then sent by ambulance to the Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre for throat swab testing. The results also showed positive and she was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
The statement described her condition as “normal, showing no signs of illness whatsoever.”
She is currently at the isolation ward of Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre.
The 22nd case
The 22nd patient is a 44-year-old male Macau resident
He set off from Dublin, Ireland, on March 21, and arrived in Hong Kong via Frankfurt, Germany.
He arrived via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in the afternoon of March 22. He was brought to the Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre and was diagnosed with novel coronavirus through nucleic acid testing.
Macau’s 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases include 10 patients – seven tourists from Wuhan and three locals – who have been discharged from hospital. The other twelve cases, all of them imported, have been confirmed since last Sunday (March 15).
Macau’s first novel coronavirus case was diagnosed on January 22.