(Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

Third Covid-19 patient discharged from hospital

The Government Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre medical assistant, Lei Wai Seng, revealed today that a third confirmed novel coronavirus patient had been discharged from hospital care, the third so far.

The patient is a 57-year old Wuhan woman that arrived in Macau from Hong Kong on January 23 and as later admitted to the Conde S. Januario Hospital, where she was considered a high-risk patient and immediately placed under medical isolation.

A first test came negative but second tests conducted 48 hours after showed positive for new pneumonia. After 17 days of treatment, the patient’s condition improved with X-Ray scans not finding any trace of Covid-19.

She has already left the hospital and paid the full MOP52,000 in medical bills.

Seven coronavirus patients now remain under medical treatment, five from Hubei province and two residents.

Although no new confiremd cases have been reported in the last nine days, health authorities again urged residents to not “relax” and keep up with the health measures proposed, such as staying home, avoid going out, use health masks an avoid crossing the city borders.

“Although there have been no cases in Macau, reported cases have increased in Zhuhai, Mainland China, and Hong Kong. I ask all residents to continue to make an effort to keep up with preventive measures,” the Health Bureau Director, Lei Chin Ion, said today.