One new COVID-19 case was confirmed, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam to 175 cases. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doktor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter yesterday afternoon during the media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam.
Case 175 is a man, aged 50, who arrived in Brunei Darussalam on BI874 flight on the 8th of January 2021 from United Kingdom via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He had a sore throat on the 20th of January 2021 and at present, does not have any signs of infection. He is currently being monitored and treated at the National Isolation Centre. The contact tracing for this case has found that he does not have any close contacts since he was quarantined as soon as he arrived in the country. With the detection of the new case, a total of 3 active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre, with all the patients in stable condition.
Meanwhile, a total of 34 import cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case was reported on the 6th of May 2020 that is 261 days without COVID-19 local infection case.
A total of 551 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 11,739 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres. In the past 24 hours, a total of 385 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 88,913.
Source: Radio Television Brunei