Sultanate marks a week without new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam successfully recorded a week without any new COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, with the total tally of confirmed cases remaining at 138. Two patients recovered yesterday, bringing the total recovered cases to 123.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar revealed this at the daily press conference yesterday.

“Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, there is no new COVID-19 cases in the country. Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 138.

“Two cases recovered from COVID-19 today, therefore the total number of cases recovered is 123. This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre to 14, with two being in critical condition and requiring heart/lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition,” the minister said.

With regard to patients who had recovered but were found to be positive again during follow-up examinations, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “There is no case that has re-tested positive. Meanwhile, two individuals have been allowed to return home today, bringing the total number of such cases to 21. Eight individuals are still undergoing further examination and testing.”

A total of 119 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204), while 2,445 have completed their quarantine. Over the past 24 hours, 95 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests (conducted since January 2020) to 12,981.

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

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.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the press conference yesterday. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI