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COVID-19 daily cases remain under 1K mark

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam’s tally of daily new COVID-19 cases continued to remain under the 1,000 mark with 745 new ones detected yesterday. The national tally of total confirmed cases stands at 133,726.

A total of 658 cases were reported from antigen rapid test (ART) results uploaded onto the BruHealth app, while 87 were from 1,597 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said during the daily press conference yesterday.

The minister also shared that two COVID-19 cases passed away in the past 24 hours. One case, who had received two doses of the vaccine, was categorised as death due to the virus, while the other was ruled out.

“The Ministry of Health and the people of Brunei Darussalam would like to express our deepest condolences to the cases’ families. May the cases’ families be given patience in their passing and may their souls receive blessings from Allah the Almighty,” he said. The minister also shared that there are seven cases in Category 4 and no cases in Category 5.

A total of 1,210 cases recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 127,970. The Sultanate has 5,548 active cases, with 91 in hospitals, and 5,457 cases undergoing home self-isolation.

As of March 29, 61.2 per cent of the total population have received three doses of the vaccine.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong also attended the press conference.

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