Brunei recorded 119 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, announced the Minister of Health.
With this new development, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country increased to 141,748.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar also revealed that out of the total number of new cases, 26 were detected through rapid RT-PCR testing and 93 were detected through ART testing.
The number of new cases is the result of 769 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
Moreover, 136 individuals have recovered from the infection. To date, the country has recorded a total of 140,711 recoveries.
Currently, there are 819 active cases in the country.
It was also reported that 14 active cases are currently treated in hospitals and hospitals. Whereas, a total of 805 positive cases are currently undergoing home self-isolation
One case under Category 4 that has been admitted for close monitoring and require the aid of oxygen assistance.
Moreover, there is one case categorised in Category 5 and is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit.
COVID-19 vaccination status
“In regards to the country’s COVID-19 vaccination status, to date, 65.2 per cent of the nation’s population has received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said the minister.
The minister also shared 47.9% of children aged 5 to 11 years old have received their first vaccination.
“A total of 1,397 doses of vaccine were given to children aged 5 to 11 years old which brings the total number of vaccinations administered to 20,562 ddoses,” he stated.
The Minister of Health also announced that in conjunction with the upcoming Eid Aidilfitri, the Swab Testing Centres and Vaccination Centres will be closed for 2 days (on the first and second Eid days).
“However, members of the public who require swab testing services can still obtain it at the Berakas Health Centre (from 2 PM to 9 PM) and at the SARI Centre, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital, Kuala Belait on those public holidays,” the Minister shared.
Meanwhile, the Hope Line 145 service will also be closed on those days. Therefore, members of the public who require emergency services can contact 991 directly.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN