COVID-19 cases in the country continued to show a declining trend as the average number of daily cases last week was 332 cases per day, compared to 434 in the previous week.
Some 38,422 antigen rapid tests (ART) results were uploaded to the BruHealth app last week, of which 6.4 per cent were positive for the virus.
The figures were revealed by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof in his capacity as the acting Minister of Health at the press conference.
The minister also shared that 287 new cases were reported yesterday, of which 286 cases were ART tests results and one from 48 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, one case in Category 5 requires treatment in the intensive care unit and two cases in Category 4 require respiratory assistance and close supervision. As of Sunday, 78.9 per cent of all citizens and residents in the Sultanate had received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 11.4 per cent had been administered the fourth dose.
He also revealed that the trend of influenza cases and influenza-like Illness (ILI) in the past week has stabilised. However, the public is urged to remain vigilant.
Those aged 60 years and above and those with health problems are also advised to get inocculated against influenza every year. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin was also present.