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Over 5,000 more COVID recoveries recorded

Izah Azahari

The Sultanate recorded another 5,413 recovered cases yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 89,174 cases.

Some 2,553 new cases have been detected, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 116,924. Of this, 1,885 cases were recorded via antigen rapid test (ART) results uploaded to the BruHealth app, while 698 were from the 3,195 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said this at the daily press conference yesterday, adding that the total number of active cases stands at 27,579.

One COVID-19 death was recorded and categorised as being COVID-19 related. The deceased was vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The minister extended his deepest condolences to the families, adding, “May the family of the deceased be given patience in facing their passing.”

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar speaking at yesterday’s press conference. PHOTO: ADIB NOOR

A total of 18 cases are in Category 4, while six remain in Category 5. The total number of Categories 4 and 5 cases at present is 9.2 per cent of the treatment capacity at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is six per cent, with 223 active cases placed at isolation centres and hospitals. Some 27,356 positive cases are undergoing home self-isolation.

As of March 14, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme recorded 58.8 per cent of the populace as having received the booster shot, while over 94 per cent had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

No violations were detected by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) during Operasi Peralihan yesterday.