Brunei’s COVID-19 cases remain at 141

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued its streak of no new COVID-19 cases for 19 days keeping the total tally at 141.

Meanwhile no recoveries from COVID-19 were recorded yesterday, bringing the total active cases in the country to three.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar highlighted the latest COVID-19 update during the daily press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday after a two-day break. The minister said, “Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there are no new COVID-19 infection cases in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141.”

“There is no new recovery case from COVID-19. The number remains at 137. This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre to three, where two are still in critical condition. One case requiring respiratory assistance previously is now back to being on the heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance bringing such cases to two. The remaining one case is in a stable condition.” In the past 24 hours, 31 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 18,620.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 110 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 25 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

The public can obtain information and updates by visiting the MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn.

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