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Timor-Leste COVID-19 Crisis Team reports 55 new cases of covid-19

Timor-Leste COVID-19 Crisis Team reports 55 new cases of covid-19

DILI, april 17, 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste Health authorities register 55 cases of covid-19 and 60 recoveries, bring the total in the country to 560.

Of the total new cases, 43 cases were identified in Dili while 11 from Manufahi, the Same municipality, and one in Aileu.

According to the Coordinator of COVID-19 Center of Integrated and Management Crisis (CIGC), Rui de Araújo said, between the new cases 29 are male and 26 are female including one symptomatic and the rests are asymptomatic.

“39 were detected following the requests for authorization to leave the Municipality of Díli”, Rui de Araújo said, in a virtual conference.

Araújo also added that since yesterday the National Laboratory has carried out 234 tests, including 142 were on a contact screening test, 159 random screening, with 730 national traveling authorization while 20 for international travel as well as 34 from quarantine.

Mr. Araújo said, six patients, are in a moderate situation with one patient is in severe condition are still under the Vera Cruz Isolation Center.

“A patient with the severe condition is using the ventilator,”

Concerning the cases detected by the municipality, since the emergence of the new coronavirus, Díli counts on 1006, Baucau 40, Ermera 34, Covalima 46, Viqueque 11, Liquiçá nine, Ainaro 12, Lautém three, Bobonaro ten, Manatuto three, Manufahi 12, two in Aileu and five in the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse and Ambeno (RAEOA).

 

Journalist: Arminda Fonseca

Editor: Cancio Ximenes

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