Covid-19 Update: TL records 43 new cases, two deaths

Covid-19 Update: TL records 43 new cases, two deaths

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DILI, 30 september 2021 (TATOLI) – In the past 24 hours, Timor-Leste recorded two further deaths, 43 new COVID-19 cases, 56 recoveries, and the active cases dropped to 763, Rui Maria de Araujo Coordinator of the Integrated Crisis Management Center (SIJK) says.

According to today’s figure, 13 new cases were detected in capital Dili, 20 in Baucau, nine in RAEOA, and one in Covalima municipality.

Of the 43 new cases, 40 percent were fully vaccinated citizens, and nine percent have received at least one dose of the vaccine. These new cases are made up of 23 men and 20 women.

Araujo said the majority of the newly detected cases were between the ages of 12 and 59, including four cases under 20, saying 39.5 percent were symptomatic.

Araujo has given details on those who had lost their lives to the Covid-19.

They include a woman in her 40s from Liquica municipality. She was diagnosed with Covid-19 on september 29 and was under intensive treatment at the Lahane Isolation Center. She died today at 2.45 pm local time. Another man was in his 60s from RAEOA. He was diagnosed with Covid-19 on september 28. He died today in RAEOA at 2.30 am local time.

There are 41 people with COVID-19 in hospital and three of those are in critical condition, with one on a ventilator.

In the past 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 140 PCR test, including one via sentinel surveillance tests, four through contact tracing, 13 via random screening, and 52 were following the request for travel authorization out of capital Dili, 32 for the international travel authorization and 38 in quarantines.

The SIJK kept calling on communities to practice the health and safety guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the WHO to continue combating the spread of the virus.

Since Timor-Leste’s outbreak began in April 2020, the country has recorded 19.498 cases, 18.618 recoveries, 117 deaths.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible groups, 59.2 percent had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 36.6 percent have been fully vaccinated.


Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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