Brunei records one new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam detected one new COVID-19 import case yesterday bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 213. The country has not recorded any local transmissions for 330 days.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said during a press conference that Case 213 is a 49-year-old man who arrived in the country on March 17 from the Philippines. Contact tracing confirmed no close contact as he was quarantined upon arrival.

With the latest cases and one recovered case, 15 cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC). All are in a stable condition. To date, 195 cases have recovered.

Five hundred and fifty-six individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving in the country after travelling from abroad, while 15,866 have completed their stint since March 2020.

The Ministry of Health obtained 263 samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of laboratory tests to 114,397 since January 2020. revealed that there have been 178 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.