Brunei records one new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday detected one new imported COVID-19 case, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 189.

With the latest case, four active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre and are all in stable condition.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar revealed these details at a press conference at the ministry’s Al-‘Afiah Hall.

The minister said Case 189 is a 43-year-old man who arrived in the country from Jakarta, Indonesia on February 21. The contact tracing for this case is ongoing.

He added that, with the detection of the new case, 48 import cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6, 2020. The country recorded 304 days without any local COVID-19 transmission.

A total of 701 individuals who arrived in the country from overseas, are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres while 14,282 individuals have completed their stint since March 2020.

Meanwhile, 673 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 106,433 tests. revealed that there have been 154 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.