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    Brunei logs 306 new COVID cases

    James Kon

    Brunei Darussalam detected a spike in COVID-19 cases with 306 reported yesterday, of which 304 were from antigen rapid test (ART) screenings and two from 156 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.

    The total number of confirmed cases in the Sultanate now stands at 148,395.

    This was said by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference yesterday, who added that no COVID-related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

    There is one case in Category 4, requiring respiratory assistance, and no cases in Category 5 requiring intensive care treatment.

    The minister also said 233 cases recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 146,639.

    He also said the Sultanate has 1,533 active cases, with five receiving treatment at hospitals and 1,528 undergoing home isolation.

    With vaccination centres closed on Sunday, the minister said, “The latest statistics of the vaccination programme remain as stated at yesterday’s press conference, which is 80.4 per cent of children aged five to 11 having received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, and 47.4 per cent having received the second dose.”

    A total of 70.4 per cent of the populace have been boosted, he added.

    Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin also attended the press conference.

    Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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