Brunei records one new imported COVID-19 case

Brunei Darussalam detected one new imported COVID-19 case yesterday.

The 17-year-old woman arrived in the country from Manila on July 18. She showed no signs of infection. Contact tracing found three close contacts.

With the new import case, the national tally of confirmed cases has risen to 337.

The Ministry of Health’s (MoH) daily updates on the COVID-19 situation in the country revealed that following the recovery of two COVID-19 cases and one new import case, 54 active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre.

One case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for monitoring while the rest are in a stable condition.

Brunei has not recorded any local COVID-19 transmissions for 451 days.

Some 623 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 22,785 have completed their stint since March 2020. The MoH has obtained 308 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours and carried out 152,986 tests since January 2020.

On the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, 543 individuals were vaccinated on July 30.

As of July 30, 132,793 individuals or 29.3 per cent of the population have been administered with at least one dose of the vaccine while 27,704 (6.1 per cent) have received the second dose.