34 more newly confirmed COVID-19 cases found in Macao in last 24 hours

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27th June 2022 – (Macao) The Macao Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre  said today (27th) that starting from 12am yesterday (26th) to 12am today, 96 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Macao within 24 hours. In total, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the local area has increased to 391, which means that 34 more cases have been identified today.

The centre said that 50 of the new cases yesterday were found in the community, and 46 were found during management and control. As of 8am this morning, a total of 8,283 persons have been traced through epidemiological investigations, including 1,102 close contacts, 5,550 non-core close contacts (that is, people with a common trajectory), 296 secondary close contacts, and 337 general contacts and 641 accompanying persons.

In addition, Macao launched the third round of universal testing starting at 9am this morning. In response, Ho Pak-leung of the Centre for Infection and Infectious Diseases of the University of Hong Kong said that compared with Hong Kong, the stages of the epidemic in the two places are different. It is not recommended that Hong Kong conduct universal testing like Macao. Even if it is carried out, it may not achieve zero cases in the community. He suggested that further normalisation and opening of the city should be taken as the general direction of Hong Kong’s core anti-epidemic measure.

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