Timor-Leste detects first domestic transmission of COVID-19 Delta variant

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Timor-Leste has recorded its first case of community transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, raising concerns by its health ministry about a possible spike. Genomic sequencing by Australia\u0027s Doherty Institute in the first week of August found that of 27 samples taken in the

Timor-Leste has recorded its first case of community transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, raising concerns by its health ministry about a possible spike.

Ermera has the highest number of active cases and lowest vaccination rate in Timor-Leste, which borders Indonesia, where the Delta variant has been fuellingThe health ministry in its Aug 8 report said Delta variant transmission"is likely to cause a significant increase in case numbers, including severe cases and deaths", with those with limited vaccine access most at risk.

About 8.5 per cent of its 1.3 million people have been fully inoculated so far, using the vaccines of AstraZeneca and Sinovac.

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