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Brunei records 17 new COVID cases

Adib Noor

Brunei recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 15,491, according to the Ministry of Health.

Thirteen local and four imported cases were detected through 1,297 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours, with the rate of positive cases at 1.3 per cent.

Meanwhile, two cases have recovered, bringing the number of active cases to 111, while the bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is 2.6 per cent. One case in Category 5 is being treated at the intensive care unit and requires artificial ventilation assistance.

As of December 31, 94.5 per cent of the total population had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 93.3 per cent had received two doses and 21.4 per cent three doses.

An individual has her temperature taken prior to being vaccinated. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI