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Covid-19 Update: TL reports 31 new cases, bringing the total active cases to 268

Covid-19 Update: TL reports 31 new cases, bringing the total active cases to 268

DILI, 02 february 2022 (TATOLI) – In the past 24 hours, Timor-Leste recorded 31 new COVID-19 cases, no recovery, and 268 active cases, said Timor-Leste health authorities.

The Health Authorities said that all of the new cases were detected in capital Dili.

Currently, six people with Covid-19 are in the hospital, of which four are in mild condition and two have moderate respiratory illness symptoms.

In the past 24 hours, the National Health Laboratory (LNS) has performed 93 PCR tests in Dili, including 25 via sentinel surveillance, 22 through contact tracing, 25 via random screening, 19 for the international travel authorization, and two 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 20.136 cases, 19.746 recoveries, and 122 deaths.

In Timor-Leste, of the 754.864 eligible adult groups, 84.2% 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 children between 12 and 17 years of age 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 (82.3%), Viqueque (83.1%), Covalima (77.2%) and RAEAO (73.5%). However, the vaccination rate is low in Ermera and Bobonaro with 52.7% 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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