BY James Kon
Brunei Darussalam maintained its streak of no new COVID-19 case in the country on Thursday for 21 days. The total tally of cases in the country remains at 141.
There is one remaining active COVID-19 patient in the National Isolation Centre after one case fully recovered on Thursday.
This COVID-19 situation in the country was stated by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference on Thursday.
Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there is no new case of COVID-19 in the country. Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141.”
He announced the recovery of one case bringing the total number of recovered cases to 138. One active case is still being treated at the National Isolation Centre. The case is still in critical condition and requires a heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance.
He said, “A total of 2,679 contact case individuals completed their quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and there is currently no individual under quarantine.
“There are 140 individuals undergoing mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres provided by the government for those just arrived in the country after traveling abroad. At present, 2,239 individuals completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.”
In the past 24 hours, the minister said 59 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
That brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 18,707.
For information, visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn.
In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 110 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 25 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin