1 New Imported COVID-19 Case

During the press conference, the Minister of Health also informed that one new imported COVID-19 case was reported yesterday, bringing the total number of cases to 213.

According to Yang Berhormat, Case 213 is a 49 year old man who arrived in the country from the Philippines on the 17th of March 2021. The contact tracing conducted have confirmed that there were no close contacts for this case as he was quarantined upon arrival in the country and the entire travel arrangements upon arrival and self-isolation is according to the existing standard operating procedure SOP. Yesterday, one new case was confirmed recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 195. With the detection of the new case, 15 active cases are still being treated at the National Isolation Centre and are in a stable condition. The last local COVID-19 case was reported on the 6th of May 2020.

Meanwhile, the total number of imported cases since the last one is 72. Currently, Brunei Darussalam has recorded 330 days without local COVID-19 transmission. 556 people are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation, while 15,866 have completed their mandatory self-isolation since March 2020. In the meantime, 263 samples have been tested for the SARS Co-V Two Virus, bringing the total number of lab tests since January 2020, to 114,397 tests. The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the situation of the outbreak at the national, regional and global levels, as well as carry out ongoing risk assessments.

Source: Radio Television Brunei