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MoH keeping close eye on severe COVID cases

Rokiah Mahmud

The average positive cases for yesterday and the week before recorded about 1,370, while the previous week saw an average of 920 cases daily.

This was shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the COVID-19 press conference yesterday.

According to the minister, with the increase of positive cases, an increase in Categories 4 and 5 patients is also expected.

However, in looking at the recorded cases on Sunday, the minister said there were six cases in Category 4 and one case in Category 5, while there were three cases each in both categories yesterday.

“Therefore, the situation is still under control,” he said. “Most of the patients in these categories have underlying illnesses. The ministry will continue to monitor the situation, and if something needs to be done to counter the increasing number of cases in Categories 4 and 5, a measure will be implemented to protect the healthcare system,” the minister added.

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Brunei since February. PHOTOS: MOH
The number of COVID-19 cases in the past week compared to the previous week