Covid-19: Timor-Leste registers 23rd death

Dili, June 30, 2021 (Lusa) – Timor-Leste today registered the 23rd death of a person infected with SARS-CoV-2, a 60-year-old woman who died in Dili and who had a history of diabetes and cancer, announced the Timorese authorities.

In a statement, the Integrated Center for Crisis Management (CIGC) confirmed that the woman died of acute respiratory failure syndrome in the isolation center in Vera Cruz where she was undergoing treatment.

With this death, the total number of deaths infected with SARS-CoV-2 registered during the month of June rises to seven, after the 12 deaths registered in May.

In the press release, the CIGC explains that the number of active cases has increased in the last 24 hours, with 60 cases detected in Ermera, 28 in Dili, six in Baucau, five in Viqueque, two each in Bobonaro and Manatuto and one in Covalima.

Globally, a total of 1,152 tests were performed in the last 24 hours.

Authorities have declared a total of 54 people recovered, 46 of them in Dili, with the total active cases rising to 8,360 and the cumulative total increasing to 9,222.

The incidence rate rose to 4.1 per 100 thousand inhabitants, nationally, being 8.3 in Dili, 6.2 in Ermera and 4.9 in Baucau, with active cases throughout the country, except in municipality of Lautem.

At the isolation center in Vera Cruz, in Dili, there are currently 14 people, three of whom are in serious/critical condition.

With regard to vaccination, by 10:00 am today, a total of 205,014 people had received the first dose in Timor-Leste (27.2% of the population over 18 years old) with 25,820 people already having both doses (3.40%).

In Dili, 111,750 people received the first dose (52.3% of the population over 18) and 14,137 people already have both doses (6.61%).

 

ASP // VM

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