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COVID-19 update: CIGC registers 31 news cases, 164 recoveries, and active cases at 1616

COVID-19 update: CIGC registers 31 news cases, 164 recoveries, and active cases at 1616

CIGC spokesman, Dr Rui Araújo (Image/Egas Cristovão)

DILI, 11 june 2021 (TATOLI) – The Integrated Crisis Management Center (CIGC’s) today, registered 31 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, with 164 recoveries, and the active cases were 1.616.

Among these 31 new cases, 22 were detected in capital Dili, while the rest were in the municipalities, including 2 in Baucau, 2 in Bobonaro, 2 in Ermera, and 3 in Viqueque municipality.

The spokesperson of ICGC, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said that of the 31 new cases, 19.3 percent were symptomatic.

He said the majority of today’s cases were between the ages of 12 and 59, including 2 elderly persons over 60.

Araujo added 26 patients were under treatment at Vera Cruz Isolation Center and four patients were critically ill.

Since yesterday, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has carried out 588 PCR tests, including 28 sentinel surveillance tests, 4 through contact tracing, 191 via random screening, 282 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, 76 for the international travel authorization, and 7 in quarantines.

The evolution of the COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the incidence rate of coronavirus is, on average, in the last week, of 6.6 per 100 thousand inhabitants, while in Dili of 18.1, in Baucau 7.2 and Viqueque 5.6.

The CIGC reiterated its call on communities to strictly obey and practice the health and safety guidance that had been applied since the country imposed lockdown in Dili and other municipalities.

There has been a total of 8145 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 6511 recoveries and 18 deaths, according to data of the (CIGC).

Jornalista: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Rafy Belo

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