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Covid-19 Update: TL records 2 new cases, 25 active cases

Covid-19 Update: TL records 2 new cases, 25 active cases

The patient recently returned from overseas and had been "cooperative" with authorities as soon as they displayed symptoms, the MS said. (Image/CDC)

DILI, 11 january 2022 (TATOLI) – In the past 24 hours, Timor-Leste recorded two new COVID-19 cases, no recovery, and 25 active cases, said Timor-Leste’s health authorities.

These two new cases were detected in Bobonaro municipality.

The authorities had informed that there are no people with COVID-19 in the hospital.

In the past 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 69 PCR tests in Dili, including one through sentinel surveillance, two via contact tracing, four via random screening, 58 for the international travel authorization, and four in quarantines.

The health authorities 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 19.860 cases, 19.713 recoveries, and 122 deaths.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible adult groups, 83.6% had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 69.0% have been fully vaccinated.

The country has so far vaccinated 19.6% of students with the first dose of the vaccine, of which 16.1% have already been fully vaccinated.

Covid-19 vaccination: Municipality Tracker 

At least four municipalities have now fully vaccinated more than 70 percent of their adult residents. Four of these municipalities included Dili (81.1%), Viqueque (82.2%), Covalima (76.7%) and RAEAO (72.1%). However, the vaccination rate is low in Ermera and Bobonaro with 50.8% and 51.9% respectively.

So far, Timor-Leste had received a total of 1.213.279 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, consisting of 1.012.850 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, 777.850 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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