Dili, 06 April 2021 (Lusa) – Timor-Leste today recorded the first death of a person, infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, still counting 13 new cases, authorities announced today.
Rui Araújo, coordinator of the ‘task force’ for the prevention and mitigation of Covid-19 of the Situation Room of the Integrated Center for Crisis Management (IGC) said in a press conference that 10 of the cases have registered in Dili , bringing to 622 those registered since March 07 in the capital.
Dili now has 68 outbreaks of the disease associated with various neighborhoods and institutions, with transmission being higher in Madohi, Bebonuk, Fatuhada, Comoro, Pité Campo Alor neighborhood, Vila Verde, Motael, Culuhun, East Lahane and Becora ….
The Timorese responsible explained that the patient who died today at Lahane hospital was detected by services last March 24 and the funeral will be ′′ held according to WHO recommended protocols “.
The 44-year-old woman from the Holy Family area (Bidau) was symptom-free, having initially gone to the Tasi Tolu isolation center.
′′ The lady started complaining that she wasn’t feeling well on April 04, having been transferred the next day to isolation in Lahane “, explained.
′′ He was subjected to intense observation and his situation worsened, with the infection of covid-19 and uremia, due to a situation of terminal renal failure. Died today at 07:10 “, detailed.
Outside of Dili, three cases were detected in Baucau, bringing those detected in the region to 29
In addition, the IGC changed the classification of three cases announced between 52 on Monday, explaining that they relate to the juice of Gugleur, Maubara’s administrative post, in the municipality of Liquiçá, west of the capital.
The new cases were detected in a universe of 343 tests, of which the majority (243) carried out on people who wanted permission to leave the Dili sanitary fence.
Currently Timor-Leste has 485 active cases of covid-19 and a total of 778 accumulated cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
ASP // PJA
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