COVID-19: 13th day in a row with no new case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued its streak of no new COVID-19 cases for the 13th consecutive day yesterday with the national tally remaining at 141.

No new recoveries were recorded yesterday. Currently there are four active cases in the country including two patients who are still in critical condition.

The COVID-19 updates were revealed by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.

The minister said, “Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there are no new COVID-19 cases in the country. The number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141.”

He added that there are no cases that have recovered from COVID-19, and the number of recoveries remains at 136. This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre to four where two are still in critical condition. One still requires heart-lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance, and the other requires respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “Only 12 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 2,667 individuals have completed their quarantine.

“In the past 24 hours, 82 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January to 17,718.”

For information and updates, the public can visit www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn.

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.