No new COVID-19 cases in Brunei

James Kon

With no new cases of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam, the total number of confirmed cases is still 136.

Yesterday, another recurring patient was discharged from the National Isolation Centre (NIC), after a follow-up laboratory test returned as negative.

However, the patient will need to carry out self-isolation for a further 14 days, as stated in the current standard operating procedures (SOP).

Currently, nine recurring patients are undergoing further tests.

These latest developments in the COVID-19 situation were announced by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar.

He said, “Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, there are no new cases of COVID-19 infection in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 136.”

“There are no recovered cases. The total number of recovered cases remains at 108.” The minister also revealed that 27 active cases are still being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

Two are in critical condition and requiring heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance, while the rest are in a stable condition.

A total of 76 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine, in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204), while 2,407 individuals have completed their quarantine period.

In the past 24 hours, 247 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January to 10,826. The breakdown of cases according to districts is 109 in the Brunei-Muara District, 23 in the Belait District and four in the Tutong District. There are no cases in the Temburong District.

For information, visit the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn,healthinfo.gov.bn or call Health Advice Line 148.