Latest COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam

The country confirmed one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 148. Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport and Acting Minister of Health stated the matter during a media conference on the latest situation of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon.

According to Yang Berhormat, Case 148 is a 40-year-old man who arrived in Brunei Darussalam on Royal Brunei BI874, seat number 27A on the 16th of October 2020 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He reportedly had signs of infection, which is coughs, yesterday. He is currently being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Centre.

The Ministry of Health has identified a total of 18 contacts of which 10 contacts have undergone the COVID-19 swab test and were confirmed negative and the rest are still awaiting test results.

With the detection of the latest case, a total of 7 import cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case was reported on the 6th of May 2020. At present, Brunei Darussalam has recorded 169 days without COVID-19 local infection case.

Yesterday, a total of 295 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres provided by the Government, which are individuals that have just arrived in this country after traveling from abroad. At present, a total of 7,248 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 284 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 65,947 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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