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Covid-19 Update: TL reports ten new cases, bringing the total active cases to 43

Covid-19 Update: TL reports ten new cases, bringing the total active cases to 43

DILI, 29 january 2022 (TATOLI) – In the past 24 hours, Timor-Leste recorded ten new COVID-19 cases, no recovery, and 43 active cases, said Timor-Leste health authorities.

The new cases were detected in Dili, while there are five people with the mild condition of COVID-19 in the hospital.

In the past 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 246 PCR tests in Dili, including 45 via contact tracing, 175 through random screening, ten for the international travel authorization, and 16 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 19.908 cases, 19.743 recoveries, and 122 deaths.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible adult groups, 84.1% had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 70.8% have been fully vaccinated.

The country has so far vaccinated 19.6% of students with the first dose of the Pfizer 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 (82.2%), Viqueque (83.1%), Covalima (77.2%) and RAEAO (73.4%). However, the vaccination rate is low in Ermera and Bobonaro with 52.5% and 53.8% respectively.

So far, Timor-Leste had received a total of 1.473.019 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, consisting of 1.012.850 doses of AstraZeneca, 100.000 doses of SINOVAC, and 360.360 doses of Pfizer vaccines.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Rafy Belo

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