36 new COVID-19 cases detected, active cases reach 370

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday registered a total of 36 new COVID-19 cases comprising 20 local and 16 imported cases, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

Forty-four cases have recovered, bringing the number of active cases to 370. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stands at 16,022. The new cases were detected through 2,782 laboratory tests carried out in the last 24 hours, making infection rate at 1.3 per cent.

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is 9.3 per cent. One Category 4 case needs oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring.

As of January 19, 94.7 per cent of the total population had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 93.8 per cent had received two doses.

A total of 35.3 per cent of the population have received a booster shot.

No violations were detected yesterday during the daily movement restriction from midnight to 4am.