Brunei Darussalam yesterday recorded 3,887 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 71,649.
A total of 3,048 cases were recorded based on the antigen rapid test (ART) results uploaded onto the BruHealth app, while 839 cases were detected from the 4,790 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory tests conducted over the past 24 hours.
Two COVID-19 deaths were recorded yesterday, one categorised as being COVID-19-related, while the other is under investigation.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah announced this at a press conference yesterday. Six Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and under close monitoring, while seven Category 5 cases require artificial ventilation assistance at the intensive care unit.
Meanwhile, 2,112 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 38,325.
The total active cases stands at 33,195, and the bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is at 10.3 per cent – with 370 active cases placed at isolation centres.
A total of 32,825 cases are undergoing isolation at home.
Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, over 94 per cent of the populace had received the first and second doses, while 54.9 per cent had received the booster as of March 1.
Following public complaints regarding the issuance of incorrect BruHealth colour codes, Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew said, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is working with EVYD Technology, the BruHealth app operator, to address the issue.
No violations were detected during the movement restriction directive between midnight and 4am yesterday.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at the MoH Dr Ang Swee Hui also attended the press conference.