Covid-19: One more death in East Timor, confirmed cases of the Delta variant in Ermera
Dili, 08 ago 2021 (Lusa) – Timorese health authorities announced another death of a person infected with covid-19, the 27. th since the beginning of the pandemic, confirming cases of the variant Delta in the most affected municipality in the country, Ermera.
The Integrated Center for Crisis Management (IGC) explains that it sent to Australia on July 27 a set of 20 positive samples collected in Ermera, of which 12 recorded variant B. 1.617.2 (Delta)
′′ The twelve cases were in therapeutic isolation in government infrastructure or at home “, explains the IGC in a statement.
The death announced today is of a 67-year-old man in Dili who was in treatment in Dili and had a history of ′′ terminal stage renal failure, with regular treatment of haemodialysis “.
The man performed at the hospital Saturday with acute respiratory failure syndrome (SIRA), was transferred to Vera Cruz isolation center and ended up passing away today.
With regard to the daily balance sheet, the IGC confirmed the registration of 54 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 in East Timor, of which 36 in Dili, eight in Bobonaro, six in the Special Administrative Region of Oecusse-Ambeno (RAEA), two in Baucau and one each in Manufahi and Viqueque.
A total of 13 people have been reported as recovered in the last 24 hours, with the total national active cases rising to 1.375, with infections recorded in all municipalities in the country.
The Ermera region currently has the highest number of active cases (715), followed by Dili with 381, Covalima with 104, Viqueque with 49 and Bobonaro with 43.
In the last 24 hours around 500 tests have been done nationally.
With regard to vaccination, the first dose has already received 42,1 % of the population over 18, with full vaccination being 14,7 %.
Dili has 68,2 % with first dose and 44,9 % with full vaccination.
The Ermera region records the lowest rate in the country, with only 14,1 % with the first dose and 1,6 % with the full vaccination.
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