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Brunei records 1,357 new COVID-19 cases

Rokiah Mahmud

Brunei recorded 1,357 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 121,957.

Of the new cases, 1,165 were derived from antigen rapid test (ART) results uploaded to the BruHealth app, while 192 were recorded from 1,870 RT-PCR laboratory carried out in the past 24 hours.

This was shared by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah in a press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.

Eleven cases of confirmed COVID-19 cases are in Category 4, a reduction of 11 cases from the previous tally, while there are two new Category 5 cases, bringing the total to seven cases.

The minister informed that in the past 24 hours, one COVID-19 case has passed away and was categorised as a death due to COVID-19.

He said 5,170 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 105,218 with 16,561 still active.

Meanwhile, the bed occupancy rate at isolation centres is 6.7 per cent where 213 active cases are in isolation centres and hospitals. Some 16,348 positive cases are undergoing home-isolation.

As of March 17, under the National Vaccination Programme, 59.4 per cent of the population had received three doses of the vaccine.

Permanent and deputy permanent secretary at the MoH were also present.

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