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515 new COVID-19 cases detected

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded 515 new COVID-19 cases yesterday – 444 from ART test results uploaded to the BruHealth app and 71 from 1,439 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in a press conference yesterday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 135,430.

Meanwhile in the past 24 hours, three COVID-19 cases have passed away. One was categorised as death due to COVID-19 and had never been vaccinated. The minister expressed condolences to the families of the deceased.

One case categorised as Category 5 is requiring treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU).

The minister said 847 cases have recovered today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 131,097.

The number of active cases stands at 4,120 with 75 are placed in hospitals and 4,045 cases undergoing home self-isolation.

The minister said as of Friday, 61.6 per cent of the population had received three doses of the vaccine under the National COVID-19 Vaccination programme.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON