Seven more individuals have recovered from the coronavirus, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Tuesday, bringing Brunei’s total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 45.
This latest development was shared by Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar during a press conference, who proceeded to share two new confirmed cases, bringing the national tally of COVID-19 infections to 129.
The health minister added that the seven recovered cases have been allowed to return home, which means there are 83 cases are currently being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).
Out of this figure, he pointed out that three cases are currently in critical condition and requires respiratory assistance at the Intensive Care Unit at the NIC, where one of the cases requires the aid of a heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Meanwhile, one patient is still under close monitoring and the rest are in a stable condition.
- Case 128 is 36 years old and the wife of case 111. She does not have any travel history abroad and started developing symptoms (headache and flu) on March 27.
- Case 129 is 25 years old who returned from Phuket, Thailand on March 20 onboard Royal Brunei Airlines flight B1520 (seat 33H). He started developing symptoms (flu) on March 30.
As of today, 854 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and 1,424 individuals have completed their quarantine and are in stable condition.
Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January, a total of 6,421 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted, meaning that 1 in 67 people in the country has been examined.
Alternatively, members of the public can also get the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Brunei through the GOV.BN Official channel on Telegram at https://t.me/govbnofficial.
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN