Brunei Darussalam yesterday registered the deaths of four COVID-19 cases. Of these, three were non-COVID-19 related, while the other is being investigated. This brings the total fatalities of COVID-19 cases, including non COVID-19 related deaths to 121.
Meanwhile, 3,962 new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday, detected through 3,173 antigen rapid test (ART) and 789 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests. This brings the number of active cases in the Sultanate to 28,304. A total of 3,578 laboratory tests were carried out.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) statement issued yesterday also stated that nine cases are in Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance and under close observation, while six are in Category 5, requiring artificial ventilation assistance at the intensive care unit (ICU).
The accumulative confirmed cases in the country stand at 59,447. A total of 3,495 cases have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 31,022. The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is 12 per cent.
As of February 26, 95 per cent of the populace had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 94.2 per cent had received two doses, and 54.2 per cent had received the booster.
Meanwhile, joint enforcement agencies detected one violation during the daily movement restriction from midnight to 4am yesterday. The offender, foreigner Mridha Shohel, was nabbed in Brunei-Muara District.