DILI 14 march 2021 (TOLI) –The Ministry of Health on March 14 confirmed 14 more Covid-19 cases linked to the march 11 community transmission, bringing the total to 97.
Among the 14, four were from Baucau and 10 from Dili, who are being treated in the Capital.
However The CIGC also announced three recoveries patients, so the latest covid brings the country’s covid-19 to 196 with 99 having been discharged from the hospitals since the beginning of the outbreak in Timor-Leste.
The Coordinator for prevention and mitigation of the covid-19 outbreak in Timor-Leste, Rui de Araujo, said that, following the detection of two cases in Baucau yesterday, the surveillance team sought their contacts and collected around 199 samples and the results indicated four people were positives to covid-19.
The Cases in Baucau, including one from Cibada and other from Uailili Health Center.
Regarding the 14 new cases in Dili, two stay in Mate-Restu area, Vila Verde village, and seven from Lurumata area, in Fatuhada village. They are closes contacts of two patients detected through sentinel surveillance at the Formosa Health center.
An infection person from the village of Frekat, in Bairro Pité link with the infected staff from the Ministry of Finance. There is also a case in Fomento 3, of Comoro, the three cases from Fomento are linked to the group of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).
While other case also identified in Tasi mean, Comoro, the case in linked to the earlier cases of the Health Professional who was attending the Traning at the National Hospital.
Araujo said of all patients confirmed positives – including four men and 14 women and Four of them are 12 years old and the rest are between 16-44 years old.
With the recent outbreak in Dili, the number of infection has soared to 97 with 99 recoveries within a week prompting lockdown and government warnings that includes orders to deport anyone who breaches health regulations.
The CIGC appeals to all residents in Dili to continue fulfill the preventive measures imposed by the MoH.
Journalist: Felicidade Ximenes
Editor: Cipriano Colo