Brunei records 10 new cases, 81.4 per cent fully vaccinated population

Ten new cases were reported on Friday, announced the minister of health, marking the lowest number of daily positive cases since the second wave pandemic hit the country last August.

With this new development, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei increased to 15,142.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar also revealed that 41 individuals have recovered from the infection, surpassing today’s figure for positive cases.

To date, the country has recorded a total of 14,647 recoveries.

Moreover, two new clusters were also detected involving 6 cases.

“One of the clusters – TM Majeed 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 11689 Cluster, 11721 Cluster, 13459 Cluster and HTB Biltech Sdn Bhd Cluster

With this, the total number of active clusters in Brunei stands at 122.

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

Three cases are still under investigation to determine the source of the infection, said the minister.

Currently, there are 394 active cases in the country.

Among these cases, only one is in critical condition, where the case requires the assistance of artificial ventilation and 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 3,627 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 631,475.

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 404,070 doses.

Currently, 94.0 per cent of the nation’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, 81.4 per cent of the population, or 350,223 individuals already completed their second doses.

Operasi Pulih violations

Meanwhile, nine 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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