Brunei records 15 days without new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

There are only seven active COVID-19 cases left in the country, following the recovery of two more patients, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 130. Additionally, Brunei Darussalam continues to record no new cases, entering its 15th day yesterday.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar announced this at the press conference yesterday, saying, “Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, there are no new COVID-19 cases in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 138. Two cases recovered today, bringing the total to 130.”

“The number of active cases still being treated at the National Isolation Centre is seven, two of whom are still in critical condition and require heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition,” the minister said.

Meanwhile, 24 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 2,551 individuals have completed their quarantine. Over the past 24 hours, 214 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 14,476.

On cases that had recovered but retested positive during follow-up examinations, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “There are no cases that have re-tested positive. Of those who previously retested positive, one has been allowed to return home. This brings the total number of such cases to 22, with one still undergoing further examination and testing.”

The minister said, “May we all be blessed during this glorious month of Ramadhan, have all our deeds accepted and the remaining eight patients (including one relapse case) at the National Isolation Centre be granted full recovery by Allah the Almighty.”

The public can visit www.moh.gov.bn, contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or visit healthinfo.gov.bn for further 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 speaks at the press conference. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI