COVID-19 update: Timor-Leste records 16 new cases, 30 recoveries and active cases at 1.015

COVID-19 update: Timor-Leste records 16 new cases, 30 recoveries and active cases at 1.015

DILI, 02 august 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste, today, registers 16 new cases of COVID-19, with 30 recoveries, and the active cases were 1.015.

Of the new cases, nine were detected in Dili, while the rest were identified in municipalities, including three in Aileu and two each in Ainaro, and Covalima.

The spokesperson of SIJK, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said of today’s cases, 37.5 percent were symptomatic.

He said the majority of today’s cases were between the ages of 12 and 59, which made up of 9 men and 7 women.

Araujo informed that 16 patients were under intensive treatment at Vera Cruz Isolation Center, where 15 patients were in mild condition, and one was in moderate condition.

In the last 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 159 PCR tests, including five through contact tracing, one via random screening, 113 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, and 40 in quarantines.

The evolution of the COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the incidence rate of coronavirus is, on average, in the last week, of 6.9 per 100 thousand inhabitants, while in Dili 5.1, Ermera 43.8, and Viqueque 4.7.

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 in the country despite the ICGC’s records showing a slight drop in cases over the past week in the capital Dili and some municipalities.

There has been a total of 10.982 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 9.941 recoveries, active cases were 1.015 and 26 deaths, according to data of the Ministry of Health.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible groups, 38.3 percent had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 13.2 percent have also received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario



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