Six active cases remain at NIC

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded no new COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, keeping the total tally of confirmed cases at 228.

Six active cases remain at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong District, following the discharge of one patient yesterday.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), no local transmissions have been reported for 364 days.

Over the past 24 hours, 184 samples have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a total of 121,749 tests conducted since January 2020.

A total of 418 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 17,703 have completed their stint since March 2020.

Since the April 3 implementation of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, 16,632 people have been inoculated in Brunei.

The number of people receiving their second vaccine dose stood at 1,191, while 15,441 have received their first dose.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), Brunei-Muara District has the highest number of vaccinated people (12,928), followed by Tutong District (1,593), Belait District (1,419) and Temburong District (692).

Of the 1,191 who have received their second dose, 926 were from Brunei-Muara District, 219 from Tutong District, 39 from Temburong District and seven from Belait District.

Although it is not mandatory to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, the MoH warned that citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam are still exposed to the risk of catching the virus.

Individuals keen on getting vaccinated can reserve a slot through the BruHealth app or call the Health Advice Line at 148 (office hours).