Brunei records one new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded one new imported COVID-19 case yesterday raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 231.

Case 231 is a man aged 46 who arrived from Manila on April 28. He had no symptoms of infection and there was no close contact as he was quarantined upon arrival in accordance to the standard operating procedure.

Eight active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.

The country has recorded no local transmissions of the virus for 371 days.

The latest information of COVID-19 as of noon yesterday was shared by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in a press release.

The MoH obtained 161 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 122,884 tests since January 2020.

Some 490 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 18,032 have completed their stint since March 2020.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 191 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 29 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

Information can be obtained from MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn web app.