Brunei records 78 new cases, nearly 80 per cent fully vaccinated population

Seventy-eight new cases were reported on Friday, announced the minister of health, leading the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam to 14,918.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar also revealed that 62 individuals have recovered from the infection.

With this new development, the total number of recovered cases in the country has increased to 14,342.

Moreover, two new clusters were also detected involving 11 cases.

“One of the clusters – CA Mohammad Bunut staff house Cluster – are private homes that house the company’s employees,” added the health minister.

Meanwhile, four clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the cluster for 28 days which are the 7339 Cluster, 12401 Cluster and 12602 Cluster.

With this, the total number of active clusters in Brunei stands at 133.

It was also reported that there are 38 additional new cases to seven existing active clusters and they are those who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.

Twenty-nine cases are still under investigation to determine the source of the infection, said the minister.

Currently, there are 477 active cases in the country.

Among these cases, four are in critical condition, where all of them require the assistance of artificial ventilation and one case requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).

Furthermore, one case that was categorised in Category 4 is now admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,771samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 605,170.

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 402,428 doses.

Currently, 93.6 per cent of the nation’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, 79.5 per cent of the population, or 341,909 individuals already completed their second doses.

Operasi Pulih violations

Meanwhile, three violations have been detected nationwide and issued with compound fines during operations carried out by multi-enforcement agencies on Monday night from 8pm until 4am.

The health minister also shared that all violations 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.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or email to askhal@moh.gov.bn through the BruHealth App.

THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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