Only five COVID-19 cases left at National Isolation Centre

James Kon

With one COVID-19 patient making a full recovery and no new cases reported yesterday, Brunei Darussalam currently has only five active cases undergoing treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

This latest development on the COVID-19 situation in the country was highlighted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, during the daily press conference yesterday at the Ministry of Health (MoH). Also present at the press conference was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham began the proceedings by stating, “Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, there are no new cases of COVID-19 infection in the country.

Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141.”

The current number of recovered cases is 135, including the patient who made a full recovery yesterday.

Five active cases are still being treated at the NIC. Two are still in critical condition, with one requiring a heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance, while the other only requires respiratory assistance. The rest are in stable condition.

Currently, 101 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204), while 2,578 individuals have completed their quarantine period.

In the past 24 hours, 182 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January to 16,705. In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 110 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 25 in the Belait District 25 and six in the Tutong District.

Members of the public can obtain information and latest updates by visiting the MoH’s website at www.moh.gov.bn, or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148, or through the web application at healthinfo.gov.bn.