Brunei yesterday registered one COVID-19 fatality categorised as a death due to the virus breaking a long streak of zero fatality. Meanwhile, in the past week, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the Sultanate continued to decrease.
The average daily rate of cases last week was 108 per day, compared to 122 per day in the previous week. A total of 32,615 antigen rapid test (ART) results were uploaded to the BruHealth app within one week, of which 2.3 per cent were positive results.
These details were shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the weekly press conference yesterday.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah was also in attendance.
In light of the fatality, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “Myself representing the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the people of Brunei, express our deepest condolences to the case’s family and pray his soul receives blessings and is placed among the pious.”
A total of 122 new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday, of which 118 are ART results, and four are RT-PCR laboratory test results in the past 24 hours.
There are no cases in Category 5 requiring intensive care treatment. However, there is one case in Category 4 requiring respiratory assistance and close supervision.
As of February 5, the vaccination coverage rate of COVID-19 in the Sultanate remains at 79.1 per cent with citizens and residents of the country having received the third dose of the vaccine while 11.9 per cent have received the fourth shot.