Brunei recorded 174 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, announced the Second Minister of Defence 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 147,667.
Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi Haji Mohd Yussof also revealed that out of the total number of new cases, one was detected through rapid RT-PCR testing and 173 were detected through ART testing.
The number of new cases is the result of 271 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
Moreover, 222 individuals have recovered from the infection. To date, the country has recorded a total of 145,916 recoveries.
Currently, there are 1,528 active cases in the country.
It was also reported that 3 active cases are currently treated in hospitals. Whereas, a total of 1,525 positive cases are currently undergoing home self-isolation
Moreover, there are no cases in Category 5 which are those who require treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Meanwhile, there are no cases in Category 4 which are those who require oxygen assistance and under close monitoring.
COVID-19 vaccination status
The minister also shared 79.8 per cent of children aged 5 to 11 years old have received their first vaccination.
“A total of 191 doses of vaccine were given to children aged 5 to 11 years old which brings the total number of vaccinations administered to 34,265 doses,” he stated.
Whereas, a total of 1,061 second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to children aged 5 to 11 years old which brings the total second dose administered to children in this age group to 19,114 doses which is 44.5 per cent.
Meanwhile, the coverage rate for the country’s citizens and residents who have received three doses of the vaccine is 70.2 per cent.
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