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COVID-19 daily cases remain under 500 mark

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam’s tally of daily new COVID-19 cases continued to remain under the 500 mark with 418 new cases detected yesterday. This brings the number of confirmed cases
to 137,239.

Of the new cases, 389 were from antigen rapid test (ART) results, while 29 were from 853 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours. No COVID-19 fatalities were reported.

This was said by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference yesterday, joined by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin.

“One case in Category 5 requires treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) while two in Category 4 require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring,” said the minister.

A total of 615 cases have recovered, said Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham, bringing the number of recovered cases to 134,109. Meanwhile, the tally of active cases are 2,916, with 58 being treated at hospitals and 2,858 undergoing home self-isolation.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar with Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin at the conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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