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Brunei logs 5 new COVID cases

Brunei Darussalam adds five new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including two imported cases, bringing the total number of cases to 15,470, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar and Acting Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr. Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh at the press conference held at the MoH building. MUIZ MATDANI

The number of new cases is the result of 2,681 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours. Therefore, the rate of positive case is 0.2%.

Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, there is no case is in Category 4 (requiring oxygen assistance and under close monitoring) and one case is still in Category 5 (requiring assistance of artificial ventilation and an additional heart/lung machine, ECMO at the Intensive Care Unit).

7 cases have recovered on Thursday, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 15,272 cases and the total active cases are 98 cases.

Meanwhile, the bed occupancy rate in isolation centres nationwide is 2.6%.

As of yesterday, 29 December 2021, the overall rate of the population who have received at least one dose of the vaccine is 94.5%; The rate of those who have received two doses ofthe vaccine is 93.3%; while the rate of those who have received three doses of the vaccine is 19.5%.


More details on Friday’s  Borneo Bulletin

Full video of today’s Press Conference can be viewed on our Instagram page. 

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