Covid-19 Update: TL records 2 new cases, 8 active cases

Covid-19 Update: TL records 2 new cases, 8 active cases

anak-anak sekolah sedang mengambil formulir untuk di vaksin pfizer disalah satu sekolah di Dili 5 November 2021.PHOTO EPA/ANTONIO DASIPARU

DILI, 19 november 2021 (TATOLI) – In the past 24 hours, Timor-Leste recorded two new COVID-19 cases, no recovery, and eight active cases, said Rui Maria de Araujo, the Coordinator of the Integrated Crisis Management Center (SIJK).

According to today’s figure, one of the new cases was detected in Dili, and another one was case was identified in Covalima municipality.

There are no people with COVID-19 in hospital.

In the past 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 28 PCR tests, including 24 through random screening, and four 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 19.816 cases, 19.686 recoveries, and 122 deaths.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 adult groups, 78.9 percent had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 54.4 percent have been fully vaccinated.

Covid-19 vaccination: Municipality Tracker 

At least four municipalities have now fully vaccinated more than 60 percent of their adult residents. Four of these municipalities – Dili (75.3%), Covalima (65.2%), and Viqueque (64.8%) and RAEAO (64%). However, the vaccination rate is low in Ermera and Liquica with 31.3% and 37.3 % respectively.

So far, Timor-Leste had received a total of 1.213.279 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, consisting of 1.012.650 doses of AstraZeneca, 100.000 doses of SINOVAC (China), and 100.620 doses of Pfizer vaccines (USA).

Of the 1.012.650 AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines, 100.800 doses were given by COVAX Facility, 24.00 doses from New Zealand, 577.850 does were donated by the government of Australia, 142.000 doses from Portugal, and 168.000 doses were given by the Japanese government.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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