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Brunei records four new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam detected four new COVID-19 cases yesterday, with three local and one import case. This brings the national tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 15,465.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar revealed these details during the daily press conference yesterday.

The minister said the cases were detected from 2,675 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours. The rate of positive cases yesterday was 0.1 per cent.

One case recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Sultanate to 15,265 while the total active cases is 100. Meanwhile, the bed occupancy rate at isolation centres is 2.7 per cent.

The minister said, “One case is still in Category 5 receiving treatment at the intensive care unit requiring artificial ventilation and an additional heart-lung machine (ECMO).”

The minister said as of December 28, 94.5 per cent of the population have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 93.2 per cent were administered two shots. Some 17.9 per cent have received three doses of the vaccine.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong and 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 were also present.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and 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 during the daily press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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