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: Faza Suraj

No new case of COVID-19 virus was reported in the sultanate today, bringing the national tally of confirmed coronavirus cases to remain at 138, the Ministry of Health revealed today.

During a press conference, Health Minister, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar, also announced there were no new recoveries, leading the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to remain at 124 cases.

A total of 13 active cases are still undergoing treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC), where two patients are still in critical condition, both requiring respiratory and heart/lung machine (ECMO) assistance.

With regard to cases that have recovered but found to be positive again, the health minister announced that no case has re-tested positive today, while another has been allowed to return home.

This brings the total number of such cases as of today to 22 individuals, of which six individuals are still undergoing further examination and testing.

As of today, a total of 2,509 individuals have completed their quarantine, while 66 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Disease Act (Chapter 204).

In the past 24 hours, a total of 152 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 13,580 tests.

For further information and latest updates, members of the public can visit 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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