Highlights from today’s press conference
Here are highlights from today’s press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Jaafar.
No new cases, recoveries today
The Minister of Health announced no new COVID-19 case in Brunei today. The national tally stands at 136.
- No recoveries were reported today. The total recovered COVID-19 patients stannds at 107. There are currently 28 active cases.
- Two patients remain in critical condition, requiring ventilator support. The rest of the patients are in a stable condition.
- As of today, 85 individuals are undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2390 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
- Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 10,350 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.
3 more discharged patients tested positive again
Following the emergence of one relapse COVID-19 case on a patient last Sunday and seven more on Monday, the Minister of Health today said that their surveillance uncovered another 3 recovered cases testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus again, which brings the total to 11 cases.
To date, 57 patients who had previously recovered and discharged from the National Isolation Center for more than 11 days have been identified to undergo re-testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While 42 of the re-tested recovered patients remains negative, 4 patients are still waiting for the outcome of their test results.
All of those who were found positive again were re-admitted to the National Isolation Center for further investigation. In addition, their close family contacts were also required to undergo laboratory testing and re-quarantined for 14 days. Results of the tests that have been conducted among the close family contacts were all found to be negative.
Get more details and follow more news updates on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.