COVID-19 update: Timor-Leste records 56 new cases, 65 recoveries and active cases at 906

COVID-19 update: Timor-Leste records 56 new cases, 65 recoveries and active cases at 906

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DILI, 10 july 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste, today, reports 56 new cases of COVID-19, with 65 recoveries, and the active cases were 906.

Of the new cases, 50 cases were detected in capital Dili, while the rest were identified in the municipalities, including 5 in Baucau, and one in Ainaro municipality.

The spokesperson of CIGC, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said that of the 56 new cases, 7.14 percent were symptomatic.

He said all of today’s cases were between the ages of 12 and 59, which made up of 35 men and 21 women.

Araujo informed that 15 patients were under intensive treatment at Vera Cruz Isolation Center, where one patient was in critical condition.

Since yesterday, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 662 PCR tests, including 24 sentinel surveillance tests, 128 through contact tracing, 69 via random screening, 413 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, 8 for the international travel authorization and 20 in quarantines.

The evolution of the COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the incidence rate of coronavirus is, on average, in the last week, of 3.7 per 100 thousand inhabitants, while in Dili 9.8, Baucau 5.8, and Viqueque 3.2.

The CIGC reiterated its call on communities to practice the health and safety guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health and the WHO, saying it is important for everyone to keep combating the spread of the virus in the country by obeying public health and social measures. Despite the country has been recording a relatively lower number of COVID-19 infections currently, in the capital Dili and some municipalities.

There has been a total of 9.766 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 8.835 recoveries, active cases were 906 and 25 deaths, according to data of the CIGC.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible groups, 230.175 (30.5%) had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Of the number, around 31.369 (4.16%) have also received their second dose of the vaccine.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Rafy Belo


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