Active COVID-19 cases drop to nine in Brunei

James Kon

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country dropped to a single digit yesterday with only nine cases in the National Isolation Centre after two more recovered. The total recovered cases are 128.

Brunei Darussalam recorded no new COVID-19 case yesterday extending the streak to two weeks. The total confirmed cases remain at 138.

This was highlighted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference yesterday.

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

He said two cases recovered from COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 128.

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

This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre to nine, where two are still in critical condition. Both require heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said 33 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 2,542 individuals have completed their quarantine.

He said, “In the past 24 hours, 338 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 14,262.”

On the cases that recovered but found to be positive again during follow-up examinations, he said there is no case that re-tested positive while four were allowed to return home. This brings the total number of such cases as of today to 22, of which two 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 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.