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Brunei records 47 local, five imported cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded 52 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, where 47 were local and five were imported.

With the latest figures, the total number of confirmed cases now stand at 16,345.

This was said by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday.

The new cases were the result of 1,629 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours, showing the rate of testing positive of 3.2 per cent.

Some 35 cases recovered yesterday, bringing the number of recoveries to 15,877. There are currently 366 active cases.

The bed occupancy rate in isolation centres nationwide is 8.7 per cent.

Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, one is in Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring. There are no cases in Category 5.

As of January 28, 94.8 per cent of the Brunei population had received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 93.9 per cent had been administered two shots and 39.3 per cent had received three jabs.

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