Brunei recorded its sixth consecutive day with under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases with 797 new cases yesterday, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 132,981. Of the new cases, 671 were from antigen rapid test (ART) results uploaded to the BruHealth app, while 116 were from 1,665 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 updates were shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference yesterday.
Three COVID-19 passed away in the past 24 hours. One case was categorised as a death due to COVID-19 and had received one dose of the vaccine. The remaining cases were categorised as deaths not due to COVID-19.
In light of the fatalities, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the people of Brunei Darussalam, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the cases’ families. May their families be given patience in their passing. May their souls receive blessings and be placed among the pious.”
Meanwhile, there are six cases in Category 4 and one in Category 5.
On the number of recoveries, the minister said, “Nine hundred and eighteen cases recovered today, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 126,760 cases with 6,015 active cases. Of the active cases, 96 are in hospitals and 5,919 are undergoing home self-isolation.”
As of March 28, he shared that 61.1 per cent of the population had received three doses of the vaccine under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.
Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong was also present.