No new COVID-19 case recorded in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued to keep COVID-19 under check by recording zero cases yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains
at 141.

This was revealed by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference at the Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.

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

The minister added that no case recovered from COVID-19 and the total number of cases recovered remains at 134. This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre to six, where two are in critical condition. One requires heart-lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance. The other requires respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham updated on the number of people still under quarantine.

“Currently 108 are undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 2,575 individuals have completed their quarantine.”

In the past 24 hours, he revealed that 277 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the number of laboratory tests conducted since January to 16,350.

For information and latest updates, the public can visit www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the 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 110 cases, Belait District 25 and Tutong District six.

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