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COVID-19 update: Timor-Leste records 28 new cases, 55 recoveries and active cases at 782

COVID-19 update: Timor-Leste records 28 new cases, 55 recoveries and active cases at 782

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DILI, 18 july 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste, today, reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, with 55 recoveries, and the active cases were 782.

Of the new cases, 15 were detected in capital Dili, while the rest were identified in the municipalities, including 12 in Baucau and one in Covalima.

The spokesperson of CIGC, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said that of the 28 new cases, 17.8 percent were symptomatic.

He said of today’s cases, the majority were between the ages of 12 and 59, which were made up of 18 men and 10 women.

Araujo informed that 14 patients were under intensive treatment at Vera Cruz Isolation Center, where two patients were in critical condition.

Since yesterday, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 390 PCR tests, including 58 sentinel surveillance tests, nine through contact tracing, 291 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, two for the international travel authorization, and 30 in quarantines.

The evolution of the COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the incidence rate of coronavirus is, on average, in the last week, of 3.3 per 100 thousand inhabitants, while in Dili 8.0, Baucau 6.2 and Viqueque 2.3.

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 10.128 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 9.320 recoveries, active cases were 782 and 26 deaths, according to data of the CIGC.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible groups, 250.513 (33.2%) had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Of the number, around 56.154 (7.44%) have also received their second dose of the vaccine.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Rafy Belo

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