Case 225 was asymptomatic

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday detected a new imported COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 225.

Case 225 is a 37-year-old woman who arrived in the country from Egypt via Kuala Lumpur on April 16. She showed no signs of infection. Investigation and contact tracing found three close contacts for this case, and they have been instructed to undergo quarantine and get tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), five active cases remain at the National Isolation Centre, following the recovery of two individuals.

No local transmissions have been reported for 359 days.

A total of 430 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, which are individuals that have just arrived in this country after traveling from abroad.

A total of 17,488 individuals have completed mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres.

Over the past 24 hours, 315 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 120,885.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 190 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

Visit www.moh.gov.bn, contact the Health Advice Line 148 or the BruHealth app for updates.