No new COVID-19 cases in Brunei, two new recoveries

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the country for the fourth consecutive day yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 138.

However, three more recovered patients re-tested positive in the country bringing the total number of such cases to 21 individuals.

The latest development of the COVID-19 situation in the country was announced by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, during the daily press conference at the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Al-‘Afiah Hall.

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

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

He said, “Two cases have recovered from COVID-19 today, the total number of cases recovered is 119. This brings the number of active cases still being treated at the National Isolation Centre to 18, where two are still in critical condition and both require heart/lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition.”

The minister said 138 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 2,425 individuals have completed their quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, he said, “A total of 281 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 12,430 tests.”

With regard to the cases that have recovered but found to be positive again during follow-up examination, he said three more cases have re-tested positive. This brings the total number of such cases to 21 individuals, of which 14 are still undergoing further examination and testing.

For information, visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line 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.