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373 new COVID-19 cases detected

James Kon

Brunei recorded 373 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, 368 of which were local and five imported, bringing the number of active cases to 1,196.

The latest COVID-19 updates in the country were shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the press conference yesterday.

With the new cases, the national tally of confirmed cases is 17,404.

Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC), there are no cases in Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance and under close monitoring or Category 5 requiring
artificial ventilation assistance at the intensive care unit (ICU).

The minister said 28 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 16,106.

Meanwhile, the bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is 18.6 per cent.

He also urged the public, especially positive cases permitted to undergo self-isolation at home, to report their health status daily in the BruHealth app to enable the Ministry of Health (MoH) to monitor their health condition.

Failure to comply with the directive may result in the permission of the self-isolation at home being revoked and the individual transferred to a government isolation centre.

The minister also shared, “As of February 4, 94.8 per cent of the population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, 94 per cent with two doses and 41.6 per cent the booster.”

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman was also present at the press conference.