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Brunei records 20 new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam detected 20 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, comprising 15 local and five imported, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 15,901.

The latest updates of the COVID-19 situation in the country was shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in a press conference yesterday.

The minister said the new cases were detected through 967 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours. Thus, yesterday’s rate of positive cases stood at 1.6 per cent.

Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC), he said “There is one case in Category 4, requiring oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring. No cases are in Category 5, which requires assistance of artificial ventilation at the intensive care unit.”

Twenty-eight cases have recovered, bringing the number of recovered cases to 15,452 with 347 active cases.

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is 10.3 per cent.

On the vaccination rate, he said, “As of January 16, the overall rate of the population who had received at least one dose of the vaccine is 94.7 per cent while the rate of those who had received two doses is 93.8 per cent. The rate of those who had received three doses is 33.1 per cent.”

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin was also present.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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