Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Mohd Isham Haji Jaafar during a press conference at the Ministry of Health. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

A total of 114 close contacts of cases 139, 140 and 141 have been tested negative for the SARS-COV-2 testing, announced the minister of health.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar in a press briefing said that that to date, the results of the investigation have not identified the cause of infection for the three cases.

“However, investigations have shown that it is highly likely that case 141 was the first to have signs for COVID-19 and infected Case 139 and Case 140,” he said, adding that the ministry is still conducting further investigations to determine the cause of the infection.

Zero cases, no new recoveries

The minister went on to announce that zero cases were reported today, maintaining the national tally at 141 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, no new recoveries from the SARS-COV-2 infection were also recorded, with the total number to stand at 134.

There are six active cases still receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC), where two patients are still in critical condition, with one requiring respiratory and heart/lung machine (ECMO) assistance while one case only requires respiratory assistance.

As of today, a total of 2,575 individuals have completed their quarantine, while 108 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Disease Act (Chapter 204).

In the past 24 hours, a total of 169 samples have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 16,037.

For further information and latest development, visit MoH’s website www.moh.gov.bn or call its 24-hour Health Advice Line 148 or through the web platform healthinfo.gov.bn

Alternatively, members of the public can also get the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Brunei through GOV.BN official channel on Telegram at https://t.me/govbnofficial

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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