One new imported COVID case detected

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday recorded one new imported COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 216.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), Case 216 is a 41-year-old man who arrived in the country from Jakarta via Singapore on March 26.

Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed that there is no close contact for the new case as he was quarantined upon arrival and his travel arrangements as well as self-isolation have been in accordance with the standard operating procedures.

Four COVID-19 patients have fully recovered and were allowed to go home. There are now 11 active cases receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District. All are in stable condition.

Meanwhile, Brunei Darussalam has not recorded any local transmissions for 337 consecutive days.

A total of 558 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals who have just arrived in the country from abroad. A total of 16,296 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

In the past 24 hours, 135 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 116,173 tests. revealed that there have been 181 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 29 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

For the ongoing national vaccination programme, a total of 3,194 individuals have been vaccinated since April 3.

The breakdown of the vaccination shows 2,310 persons have been vaccinated in the Brunei-Muara District, 388 in the Belait District, 305 in the Tutong District and 191 in the
Temburong District.