Timor-Leste’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 11 after report of one new fatality; national virus tally at 4,949

Timor-Leste’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 11 after report of one new fatality; national virus tally at 4,949

DILI, may 13, 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste, Covid-19 crisis team on Wednesday reported a record of 178 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the national total cases to 4,949 since the pandemic began in March last year.

The new infections included 147 in Dili, and the rest were found in municipalities. thus The country currently has 2,302 active infections, the CIGC said in a statement.

One more fatality had been confirmed, raising the death toll to 11, it said, adding that 119 patients had recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,336.

The Coordinator of the COVID-19 Crisis Center, Rui de Araújo said, the deceased is a 60-year-old man who had been sick for a week and was transported to the National Hospital on May 18 with respiratory problems and was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure syndrome and SARS-CoV-2. Adding that the man also had a history of tuberculosis and diabetes. 

“He was under the treatment at the Vera Cruz isolation Center and was depending on oxygen through the mask of continuous positive airway pressure. He died this morning around 9:45 am due to respiratory failure and multiple organ failure,” the statement said. 

­­­Concerning the infections announced today, Mr Araújo says that the proportion of people infected with symptoms is Among the cases detected today, 113 are men and 65 women.

According to Araujo, there are 32 patients undergoing treatment at the Vera Cruz isolation center, of the number three patients are in severe conditions while the other 13 are in moderate conditions.

The National Health Laboratory (LNS) has carried out 1,038 laboratory tests since yesterday, 30 of which in the context of sentinel surveillance, 133 for contact screening, 211 for random screening, 611 for requests to leave the Dili Municipality, 28 for international trips, and 25 in quarantines. In addition, on May 18, 670 tests were carried out in the municipalities,

Dili has been enduring the COVID-19 community transmission since April 25. In a bid to curb the virus spread, the country has closed down all schools, sports facilities and has also imposed lockdowns in some high-risk areas of infections.

The CIGC Coordinator reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines, along with other preventive measures, would save lives from the COVID-19.





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