Two new imported COVID cases detected

James Kon

Two new imported COVID-19 cases were detected in Brunei Darussalam yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 227.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in a statement said the two new cases are linked to Case 224.

Case 226 is a 47-year-old man, the husband of Case 224, while Case 227 is the couple’s 10-year-old daughter. They arrived in the country from Egypt via Kuala Lumpur on April 16, displaying no signs of infection.

With the latest cases and one recovery, six active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre. All are in a stable condition.

Brunei has not recorded any local transmissions for 360 days. A total of 422 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals who have just arrived after travelling from abroad.

At present, 17,568 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres.

In the past 24 hours, 268 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 121,153 tests.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed there have been 192 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

For information, visit MoH’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app.