Four-hundred and sixteen individuals have recovered from COVID-19 on Friday, announced the minister of health, marking the highest number of recoveries since the second wave pandemic hit the country.
With this new development, the total number of recovered cases in Brunei has increased to 10,864.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar further said that three positive cases have passed away whose deaths are not categorised due to COVID-19.
Two of the patients were women aged 64 and 34 while the third case was a 63-year-old man; all cases suffered multiple health problems.
With this new development, the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities in Brunei still stands at 53 cases.
The minister also announced that 132 new active cases were also recorded on Monday, with the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country rising to 12,955.
Furthermore, two new clusters were also detected on Friday involving 16 cases.
“One of the new clusters is an accommodation cluster, whereas the other is a workplace cluster, ISS Facility Services Cluster,” added the health minister.
With this, the total number of active clusters in Brunei stands at 176.
It was also reported that there are 83 additional new cases to 15 existing active clusters and they are those who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.
Whereas, 33 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection, said the minister.
Currently, there are 2,004 active cases in the country. Among these cases, seven are in critical condition, where all of them require assistance of artificial ventilation and two cases still require the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Furthermore, 15 cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,935 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 497,082.
COVID-19 vaccination status
In regards to the country’s COVID-19 vaccination status, to date the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country is at 351,496 doses.
Currently, 81.7 per cent of the nation’s population have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, 58.7 per cent of the population has received a complete COVID-19 vaccine injection with 252,427 individuals already completed their second doses.
“Whereas among the elderly population aged 60 years and above, a total of 42,123 individuals which is 97.3% have received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said the minister, adding that a total of 38,188 senior citizens or 88.2% have completed two doses.
Operasi Pulih violations
Meanwhile, 12 violations have been detected nationwide and issued with compound fines during operations carried out by multi-enforcement agencies on Thursday night from 8pm until 4am.
The health minister also shared that, out of the 12 violations, 10 were out-of-house restrictions.
For further information and latest updates, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bnor by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org the BruHealth App.
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