The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced Monday that there was a 24th confirmed novel coronavirus case in Macau. The patient is a 21-year-old male Macau resident. On March 21, he took flight CX256 from London, UK, and arrived in Hong Kong on March 22, seated at 63K.
He boarded the Macau Tourism Crisis Management Office’s chartered bus bound for Macau via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. On arriving the city, he reported that he’d had a fever in the past 14 days, and was sent by ambulance to the Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre for testing.
The results came back positive for the novel coronavirus and he is now in the isolation ward for further treatment. Macau’s 24th confirmed COVID-19 cases includes 10 patients – seven tourists from Wuhan and three locals – who have been discharged from hospital. The other 14 cases, all of them imported, have been confirmed since last Sunday (March 15).
Macau’s first novel coronavirus case was registered on January 22.