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Brunei logs 21 new COVID cases

Izah Azahari

A total of 21 new COVID-19 cases comprising 12 local and nine imported cases were recorded in Brunei Darussalam yesterday. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 15,881.

The new cases were detected through 3,356 laboratory tests carried out in the last 24 hours. The infection rate of positive cases is at 0.63 per cent, a Ministry of Health statement said.

The number of recoveries stands at 15,424 after 15 cases recovered. The Sultanate has 355 active cases.

One case is in Category 4 needing oxygen assistance, while there are no cases under Category 5.

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide has increased to 10.2 per cent.

As of January 15, 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 32.9 per cent of the population had received the booster shots.

Meanwhile, personnel from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) detected one violation during the movement restriction from midnight to 4am on Saturday.

The offender, Moklesh Haowlader (pic below) was fined for breaching the directive in the Brunei-Muara District, the RBPF said.

 

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