TL-COVID-19 update: Authority confirms 156 new covid-19 cases and two new fatalities

TL-COVID-19 update: Authority confirms 156 new covid-19 cases and two new fatalities

Test results show a second man in Timor-Leste does not have Covid-19, the ministry said. But he would remain under observation and further samples checked. (Image/Getty)

DILI, may 23, 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste on Thursday confirmed 156 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality in the past 24 hours, and 122 recoveries. the country’s COVID-19 Crisis Center said in a statement.

Of the new cases, 130 were found in the capital Dili, 26 in municipalities. Bobonaro has 15, Covalima five, Manatuto and Viqueque three each, thus the country total active cases rose to 2,542.

The Coordinator of the COVID-19 Crisis Center (CIGC), Rui de Araújo said, between the new cases 86 are men and 70 women and the proportion of those infected with symptoms is 10.8%.

A new deceased patient is a 73-year-old woman. On May 13, she went to the Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV) with fever, cough, and asthma, and was diagnosed with pneumonia and SARS-CoV-2.

Mr.Araújo explained the deceased has experienced a severe disease including diabetes neuropathy. She was undergoing treatment, on that date, in the isolation of Vera Cruz, and dependent on oxygen. On May 15, treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure mask (CPAP) continued in intensive care, but oxygen saturation was not enough.

“The doctors decided to use the ventilator while continually providing the treatment for diabetes and acute respiratory failure syndrome. He ended up dying around 7:55 pm with multiple organ failures. The family coordinates with the CIGC to carry out the burial following the covid-19 protocol, ”said Araújo, in a statement.

The other death was also of a 52-year-old woman. She was taken to HNGV, on May 21, with asthma and diagnosed with acute respiratory failure syndrome and SARS-CoV-2. On that date, she was transferred to Vera Cruz.

The deceased had been ill for two weeks at home and had a history of diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid problems. The patient underwent treatment in isolation and depended on oxygen through CPAP.

“She died yesterday morning, around 9:15 am, after multiple organ failure. The family coordinates with the CIGC to carry out the burial by the covid-19 protocol, ”he said.

CIGC Spokesperson renewed his calls on people to strictly follow heath safety guidelines after the country imposed a one-month lockdown in Dili and its municipality on April 7-2 May.

Since the start of the pandemic on March 21, the country has logged a total of 5,637 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 13 deaths, the MoH said.

Timor-Leste began its first COVID-19 inoculation drive on April 7. while its second phase was on april 10, As of Friday, more than 53.000 out of the country’s 1,340,671 population had been vaccinated against the virus, following the Ministry of Health reports.




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