COVID-19 curve remains flat with no new cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued to flatten the curve with no COVID-19 cases being reported in the country yesterday for the sixth consecutive day. The confirmed cases still stand at 138.

Meanwhile, one recovered case was reported yesterday bringing the total number of recovered patients to 121.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar revealed the details at the daily press conference yesterday.

The minister said, “Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty there is no new COVID-19 infection in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 138.”

He said one case recovered from COVID-19 yesterday and the total number of recovered cases is 121 now.

This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) to 16 where two are still in a critical condition and both requiring heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said.

He said 131 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 2,433 individuals have completed their quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, 116 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 12,770.

With regard to the cases that have recovered but found to be positive again during a follow-up examination, the minister said, “No case has retested positive. This brings the total number of such cases as of today to 21 of which 10 are still undergoing further examination and testing.”

For information and updates, the public can visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the web application healthinfo.gov.bn.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that the Brunei-Muara District has 111 cases, Belait District 21 and Tutong District six.