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Daily COVID cases continue to drop below 3,000

James Kon

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam continued to decrease yesterday after 2,602 new ones were detected. The national tally of confirmed cases stand at 109,538.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said this at the daily press conference yesterday.

Of the new cases, 2,119 were from antigen rapid test (ART) results uploaded into the BruHealth app, while 483 were from 2,305 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.

Five COVID-related deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, with three categorised as deaths due to the coronavirus. Two cases weren’t fully vaccinated, and one case did not receive the third dose.

The remaining two cases are categorised as deaths not due to COVID-19.

The minister said, “The Ministry of Health and the people of Brunei Darussalam would like to express our deepest condolences to the cases’ families. May their souls receive blessings from Allah the Almighty.”

Meanwhile, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham also shared that 5,155 cases have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 73,919. The total active cases in the Sultanate were 35,456 cases.

For the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, 58 per cent of the population had received the third dose as of March 11, while more than 94 per cent are double dosed.

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

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and 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 at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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