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

No new cases of COVID-19 infection were reported in the sultanate, which brings the national tally for COVID-19 cases to 136, the minister of health announced.

Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said that four more individuals have recovered from the COVID-19 virus, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the sultanate to 112.

A total of 23 active cases are still being treated at the NIC, where two individuals are still in critical condition, with both requiring respiratory and heart/lung machine (ECMO) assistance.

As of today, a total of 2407 individuals have completed their quarantine, while 76 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Disease Act (Chapter 204).

In the past 24 hours, a total of 263 samples have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 11,089 tests.

The health minister also revealed that two more cases out of the 11 cases that had been cured but were readmitted to the National Isolation Centre (NIC) recently, were tested negative for the coronavirus after three follow-up examinations.

“These cases will undergo self-isolation for another 14 days at home, in accordance to the current SOP. This means that only seven cases are still undergoing examination and tests,” said YB Dato Dr Hj Md Isham.

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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