Brunei logs 28 new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases yesterday comprising 24 local and four imported cases, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 15,825.

The updates were shared by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in its daily statement.

The new cases were detected through 3,369 laboratory tests carried out in the last 24 hours.

The infection rate of positive cases is at 0.8 per cent.

Meanwhile, seven cases recovered yesterday, bringing the number of recoveries to 15,393.

Of the 330 active cases, one is in Category 4 and requires oxygen assistance and under close monitoring while there are no cases in Category 5.

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide has increased to 9.2 per cent.

As of January 13, 94.7 per cent of the total population had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 93.7 per cent had received two doses. Meanwhile, 31.8 per cent had received the booster shots.

No violations were found nationwide during the movement restriction from 10pm to 4am on Thursday night.