One new COVID-19 case, one recovery

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam detected one imported COVID-19 case yesterday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 181. Brunei Darussalam also has no local transmissions of COVID-19 in the country for 275 days.

One COVID-19 patient also recovered yesterday bringing the number of recovered cases to 173. Five active cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC). The patients are in a stable condition.

The latest updates on the COVID-19 situation in the country as of noon yesterday was shared by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Case 181 is a 36-year-old man who arrived in the country from Europe via Kuala Lumpur on board flight Royal Brunei BI874 on January 22. The contact tracing for the latest case found that no one was categorised as a close contact as he has been quarantined upon arrival. His travel arrangements and isolation have been in accordance with existing standard operating procedures.

Meanwhile, the MoH has obtained 297 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing over the past 24 hours, and 93,192 carried out tests since January 2020.

Four hundred and fifty-one individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 12,498 have completed their stint since March 2020.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 146 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 29 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.