No new COVID-19 cases in Sultanate, one more recovers
Brunei Darussalam recorded no new COVID-19 case yesterday keeping the total confirmed cases at 136.
One of the recovered patients who was readmitted to the National Isolation Centre after being found positive again, was allowed to return home after a follow-up showed negative result.
The latest development of COVID-19 in the Sultanate was announced by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at a press conference yesterday.
He said, “Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, there is no new case of COVID-19 in the country.”
Meanwhile, one recovered patient and was allowed to return home from the National Isolation Centre bringing the number of recovered cases to 108.
“Alhamdulillah, one of the cases that had been cured but was readmitted to the National Isolation Centre after being positive again, was allowed to return home today.
“A follow-up laboratory test conducted at the National Isolation Centre found that the case was negative for SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, as a precautionary measure, the patient will undergo self-isolation for another 14 days at home,” said the minister.
The minister also revealed that the number of active cases undergoing treatment at the National Isolation Centre remained at 27, where two remained in critical condition requiring heart/lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in stable condition.
Some 81 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,394 individuals have completed their quarantine.
“In the past 24 hours, 229 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which bring the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 10,579 tests to a ratio of one in 41 people.”
For information, the public can visit www.moh.gov.bn, contact Health Advice Line 148 or visit healthinfo.gov.bn.
According to the healthinfo.gov.bn web application, the breakdown of cases shows 109 in the Brunei-Muara District, 23 in the Belait District and four in the Tutong District.
No cases are reported in the Temburong District.— Courtesy of James Kon / borneobulletin.com.bn