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Record high daily COVID cases detected

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam logged a record high of 2,015 new COVID-19 cases yesterday.

The cases were detected in 1,148 PCR tests and 867 antigen rapid tests (ARTs).

This was announced in a press release from the Ministry of Health (MoH), which also reported five deaths, with one confirmed COVID-related, two not due to the infection and two still under investigation. With the first COVID-related death since January 6, 2022, the death toll in the country has risen to 60.

Of the five deaths, three had had two doses of COVID-19 vaccination and two were partially-vaccinated.

Yesterday saw the recovery of 550 cases bringing the total recoveries to 18,520. There are currently 8,972 active cases in the Sultanate where the bed occupancy rate at isolation centres is 13.3 per cent.

There are three cases under Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance and four cases in Category 5 needing artificial ventilation and receiving treatment in the intensive care unit.

As of February 14, 94.9 per cent of the Brunei population received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination, 94.2 per cent with two jabs and 49.1 per cent with three shots.

Meanwhile, two violations of the movement restriction from midnight to 4am were detected yesterday.

Both were for breaching the stay-at-home directive. The offenders were locals Leong Chin Fatt and Md Nazrul Azaim bin Anuar.

The violations were recorded in Belait District, according to the Royal Brunei Police Force.

Leong Chin Fatt and Md Nazrul Azaim bin Anuar. PHOTO: RBPF