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COVID-19 update: ICGC records 98 new cases, 97 recoveries, active cases at 1.186

COVID-19 update: ICGC records 98 new cases, 97 recoveries, active cases at 1.186

Covid-19 Integrated Crisis Group coordinator, Dr Rui Maria de Araújo (Image/Egas Cristovão)

DILI, 18 june 2021 (TATOLI) – The Integrated Crisis Management Center (CIGC) today registered 98 new cases of COVID-19 with 97 recoveries, while the active cases were 1.186.

“Today ICGC records 98 COVID-19 cases which made up of 60 cases from Baucau municipality, 33 in Dili, and 5 cases from other municipalities, including 3 in Ermera and 2 in Manufahi,” ICGC Coordinator, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said at Dili Convention Center, today.

Araujo said only 2 percent of today’s cases were symptomatic, while the rest showed no symptoms.

Of the 98 new cases, 93 were between the age of 12 and 59, including five elderly persons over the age of 60.

The evolution of the COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the incidence rate of coronavirus is, on average, in the last week, of 5.0 per 100 thousand inhabitants, while in Baucau of 12.6 and in Dili 11.5.

In the last 24 hours, The National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 769 PCR tests, including 22 sentinel surveillance tests, 14 through contact tracing, 140 via random screening, 524 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, 11 for the international travel authorization, and 58 in quarantines.

Araujo said 26 patients were under treatment at the Vera Cruz Isolation Center, and 2 were in critical condition.

The CIGC reiterated its call on communities to practice the health and safety guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health and the WHO to continue combating the spread of the virus, despite the ICGC’s records showing a slight drop in cases over the past week in the capital Dili.

There has been a total of 8602 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 7397 recoveries, 19 deaths, and active cases were 1,186, according to data of the CIGC.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Rafy Belo

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