Brunei recorded 1357 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, announced Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy on behalf of Minister of Health in a press briefing.
With this new development, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country increased to 121,957.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew also revealed that out of the total number of new cases, 192 were detected through rapid RT-PCR testing and 1,165 were detected through ART testing.
The number of new cases is the result of 1,870 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
Moreover, 5,170 individuals have recovered from the infection. To date, the country has recorded a total of 105,218 recoveries.
Currently, there are 16,561 active cases in the country.
It was also reported that the bed occupancy rate in isolation centres nationwide is 6.7 per cent.
Whereas, a total of 16,348 positive cases are currently undergoing home self-isolation
Eleven cases under Category 4 have been admitted for close monitoring and requiring the aid of oxygen assistance.
Whereas, seven cases under Category 5 require the assistance of an artificial ventilator and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit.
COVID-19 vaccination status
“In regards to the country’s COVID-19 vaccination status, to date, 59.4 per cent of the nation’s population has received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said the minister.
Meanwhile, more than 94 per cent of the nation’s population has received at least one dose and two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine respectively.
Operasi Pulih violations
Only one violation has been detected nationwide and issued with a compound fine during operations carried out by multi-enforcement agencies on Monday from 12 midnight until 4am, which was a violation of the directive to stay at home.
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