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Timor-Leste reports 45 new cases of COVID-19, 1.094 active cases in total

Timor-Leste reports 45 new cases of COVID-19, 1.094 active cases in total

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DILI, 04 august 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste, today, registers 45 new cases of COVID-19, with 35 recoveries, and the active cases were 1.094.

Of the new cases, 26 were detected in Dili, while the rest were identified in other municipalities, including 11 in Covalima, four in Bobonaro, and one each in Ermera, Lautem, RAEOA, and Viqueque municipality.

The spokesperson of SIJK, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said of today’s cases, 13 percent were symptomatic.

He said of today’s cases, 42 were between the ages of 12 and 59, including a child under 12 and three elderly persons over 60. These new cases are made up of 25 men and 19 women.

Araujo informed that 19 patients were under intensive treatment at Vera Cruz Isolation Center, where 18 patients were in mild condition and one in moderate condition.

In the last 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 495 PCR tests, including three sentinel surveillance tests, 43 through contact tracing, 35 via random screening, 305 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, 52 for the international travel authorization and 57 in quarantines.

The evolution of the COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the incidence rate of coronavirus is, on average, in the last week, of 6.7 per 100 thousand inhabitants, while in Ermera 36.2, Dili 6.1 and Viqueque 6.2.

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 as the ICGC’s records showed cases are mounted in Ermera municipality.

There has been a total of 11.145 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 10.025 recoveries, active cases were 1.094 and 26 deaths, according to data of the Ministry of Health.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible groups, 39.8 percent had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 13.8 percent have also received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Journalist: Filomeno Martins                                            

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario

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