COVID-19 cases in Brunei remain at 138, one recovery

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded no COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day since April 20.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remainat 138.

This was mentioned by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference at Al-‘Afiah Hall yesterday.
Meanwhile, one recovery was recorded bringing the number to 117.

“This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) to 20, where two are still in a critical condition requiring heart/lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition,” said the minister.

“A total of 126 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 2,421 individuals have completed theirs. In the past 24 hours, 243 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January to 12,149,” he added.

On the patients who have recovered but found to be positive again during follow-up examination, the minister said one patient has recovered and no new such cases have been detected.

“This brings the total number of such cases to 18, of which 11 are still undergoing further examination and testing,” the minister said.

For information, the public can visit www.moh.gov.bn, contact the Health Advice Line 148 or visit the healthinfo.gov.bn web application. In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that the Brunei-Muara District has 111 cases, the Belait District 21 and the Tutong District six.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the press conference. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS