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269 new cases recorded

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded 269 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 146,775.

From the latest number of infections, 267 cases were results from antigen rapid test (ART) and two were from 217 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours. One death was recorded yesterday, although it was not categorised as death due to coronavirus.

The latest COVID-19 statistics were shared by Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in his capacity as Acting Minister of Health yesterday.

“Representing the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the people of Brunei Darussalam, we express our deepest condolences to the case’s family,” the minister said.

The Sultanate has 1,610 active cases, with 11 receiving treatment in hospitals, and 1,599 undergoing home self-isolation.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in his capacity as the Acting Minister of Health, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the MoH Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON

There are no cases in Category 4 and 5 requiring respiratory assistance and intensive care treatment.

A total of 271 cases recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 144,943.

Meanwhile, 78.2 per cent of children aged five to 11 have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 36 per cent are double dosed. Some 69.5 per cent of the populace have been boosted against the virus.

Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the MoH Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman also attended the press conference.

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