A portable oxygen respirator in a Coronavirus isolation room EPA/James Ross

Coronavirus cases rise to 41

The New Coronavirus Contingency Coordination Center announced two new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday. The 40th case is a 47-year-old woman, resident of Macau, domestic, who returned to the SAR from the United Kingdom. The 41st case is her 20-year-old son, student in the United Kingdom.

On March 26, mother and son left London, on a Cathay Pacific flight and arrived the following day at the Hong Kong International Airport.

On that same night, they were transported to Macau and sent to the Royal Dragon hotel for medical observation. On Tuesday, nasopharyngeal swab tests were positive for the nucleic acid of the new type of coronavirus.

According to the government, both patients are in normal clinical conditions and were admitted to the isolation ward of the Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário for treatment.

The four people who accompanied them were considered to be close contacts and underwent medical observation at the Provisional Medical Isolation Center.