DILI, 17 may, 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste Health Authority reports 131 new cases of coronavirus, bring the country’s total active infection to 2,173.
Of the new infections announced today, 119 were identified in Dili, Bobonaro has four cases, Covalima one, Ermera two, and Viqueque five.
The coordinator of the CIGC, Rui de Araújo, said that the country currently has 2,173 active infections, 4,589 confirmed cases, and ten deaths since the virus appeared.
Meanwhile, the CIGC also reported 75 recoveries; bring the total country recovery to 2.460.
Concerning the number of infections announced today, the coordinator says that the proportion of those infected with symptoms is 9.9%. Among the cases detected today, 73 are men and 58 women.
Mr. Araújo added that currently 29 covid-19 patients undergoing the treatment at the Vera Cruz Isolation Center, – 13 in the area of obstetrics, and 16 in internal medicine, one of whom is in a serious condition and dependent on a ventilator, five with oxygen and ten in moderate conditions.
The National Health Laboratory (LNS) has carried out 553 laboratory tests since yesterday, four tests were performed through the sentinel surveillance, 93 via contact screening, 105 through random screening, 330 following the requests for departure from the Municipality of Dili, 19 for international trips and two in quarantines. In addition, on May 15, 271 tests were carried out in the municipalities, in the HNGV, and the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse and Ambeno (RAEOA).
The incidence rate has been increasing significantly
Regarding the evolution of the outbreak in the country, the incidence rate of covid-19 is, on average, in the last week, 13.4 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, being in Dili 41.9 per 100 thousand. The incidence shows that Dili is a risk site for SARS-CoV-2 contagion.
The incidence rate illustrates the progressive increase in active cases in Timor-Leste. Previously, in 384 days, we reached 1,000 cases, but more recently, in just 17 days, we went from 1,000 to 2,000, in 11 days, from 2,000 to 3,000 cases, and finally, in just six days, the number of infections rose from 3 thousand cases to 4 thousand ”, said Araújo, in a statement.