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Brunei logs 34 new COVID cases

James Kon

A total of 34 new COVID-19 cases comprising 18 local and 16 imported cases were recorded in Brunei Darussalam yesterday. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 15,712.

The new cases were detected through 4,001 laboratory tests carried out in the last 24 hours. The infection rate of positive cases is at 0.85 per cent, a Ministry of Health statement said.

The number of recoveries stand at 15,371 after seven cases recovered. The Sultanate has 239 active cases.

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

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide has increased to 5.9 per cent.

As of January 10, 94.6 per cent of the total population had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 93.6 per cent had received two doses. A total of 29.2 per cent of the population had received the booster shots.

Meanwhile, no violations were found nationwide during the movement restriction from 10pm to 4am on Monday.