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.
One new case today, 7 more recoveries
The Minister of Health announced the emergence of one new COVID-19 case in Brunei today, following five consecutive days of no new cases. This brings the national tally to 136.
Case 136 is a local male, 28, who studied in Indonesia and went on board Malaysia Airlines MH0872 (seated at 3A) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 7 and he went back to Brunei on board Royal Brunei BI874 (seated at 36D) on April 8. He does not have any symptoms of infection.
- A further 7 patients at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong were discharged, bringing total number of people recovered to 99. There are now 36 active cases.
- Two patients remain in critical condition, requiring ventilator support. The rest of the patients are in a stable condition.
- As of today, 74 individuals are still undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2308 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
- Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 9342 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.
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