No new COVID-19 cases, four more recover

James Kon

The number of COVID-19 patients who have fully recovered in Brunei Darussalam has reached 112 with four new recoveries after treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The country did not record any new COVID-19 cases yesterday.

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

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, no new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country. Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 136,” the minister said.

The total number of active cases being treated at the NIC is 23 where two are still in critical condition and require heart/lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition, he said.

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

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said 76 individuals are undergoing quarantine under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) while 2,407 individuals have completed the quarantine.

He said during the past 24 hours, 263 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January to 11,089.

The minister said two more cases of the 11 that had been cured but re-admitted to the NIC after testing positive after a follow-up examination, were found to be negative after three tests. These cases will undergo self-isolation for another 14 days at home, in accordance to the current SOP. This means that only seven cases are undergoing further examinations and tests.

The public can visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn, contact the Health Advice Line 148 or web application healthinfo.gov.bn for information and latest updates.

The Brunei-Muara District has 109 cases, Belait District 23 and Tutong District four, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed in its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country.