COVID-19 update: TL records two more deaths, 44 infections

COVID-19 update: TL records two more deaths, 44 infections

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DILI, 24 september 2021 (TATOLI) – Timor-Leste, today, records two more deaths, 44 new cases, 117 recoveries, and the active cases were 1.108.

Of the new cases, 20 were reported in Dili, while the rest were detected in the municipalities, including seven in RAEOA, five in Manatuto, four each in Bobonaro and Viqueque, and two each in Baucau and Liquica.

The spokesperson of SIJK, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo said 47.7 percent of today’s cases were symptomatic.

Araujo informed 20 percent of the new cases are fully vaccinated citizens, while 25 percent had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccines.

He said among the new cases, 26 were between the ages of 12 and 59, including eight cases under 20 and four elderly persons over 60. These new cases are made up of 13 men and 31 women.

Araujo informed that 52 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 eight people in critical condition, two of whom required ventilation.

In the last 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has carried out 164 PCR tests, including three sentinel surveillance tests, 12 through contact tracing, 28 via random screening, 93 were carried out following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, one for the international travel authorization and 27 in quarantines.

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

The first deceased was a man in his 60s, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 on September 18 and admitted to Lahane Isolation Center on the same day. He passed away yesterday at around 4.45pm local time.

Another deceased was a man in her 80s, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 on September 24 at Manatuto Hospital. He passed away today at around 11.10am 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 8.0, Baucau 7.4, and RAEOA 4.8.

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 Delta variant have 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 19.308 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Timor-Leste, with 18.089  recoveries, active cases were 1.108 and 111 deaths, according to SIJK’s data.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible groups, 57.2 percent had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 34.4 percent have also received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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