COVID-19 update: TL records two more deaths, 67 infections

COVID-19 update: TL records two more deaths, 67 infections

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DILI, 21 september 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste, today, records two more deaths, 67 new cases, 318 recoveries, and the active cases were 1.319.

Of the new cases, 42 were reported in Dili, while the rest were detected in the municipalities, including 10 in Baucau, eight in RAEOA, four in Manatuto, two in Viqueque, and one in Manufahi.

The spokesperson of SIJK, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said 80 percent of today’s cases were symptomatic.

Araujo informed 19 percent of the new cases are fully vaccinated citizens, while 13 percent had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccines.

He said among the new cases, 49 were between the ages of 12 and 59, including 12 cases under 20 and six elderly persons over 60. These new cases are made up of 29 men and 38 women.

Araujo informed that 58 of Covid-19 cases had been admitted to Vera Cruz Isolation Center, Guido Valadares National Hospital (HNGV), Lahane Hospital, and other isolation centers across the territory for intensive treatment, with 10 people in critical condition, three of whom required ventilation.

In the last 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has carried out 371 PCR tests, including six sentinel surveillance tests, 20 through contact tracing, 47 via random screening, 125 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, 43 for the international travel authorization and 131 in quarantines.

Today, SIJK registered two more deaths in Timor-Leste.

The first deceased was a man in his late 80s, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 on september 16 and admitted to HNGV on the same day. He passed away yesterday at around 10.20 pm local time.

Another deceased was a woman in her late 60s, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 on september 12 and admitted to the HNGV for intensive treatment on the same day. She passed away today at around 11.57 am local time.

The evolution of the COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the incidence rate of coronavirus is, on average, in the last week, of 4.4 per 100 thousand inhabitants, while in Dili 8.8, Baucau 6.1, and RAEOA 9.9.

The SIJK kept calling 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.

Health authorities had warned that the Delta variant has already spread in the communities, calling on citizens over 18 to get vaccinated: “Vaccination is the only way to combat the Covid-19.”

There has been a total of 19.125 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 17.699 recoveries, active cases were 1.319 and 107 deaths, according to SIJK’s data.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible groups, 55.9 percent had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 32.9 percent have also received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.


Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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