Brunei Reported Hike of Daily COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 cases in Brunei have shown an increase during the past week, with an average rate of 1,730 new cases per day, the country’s health ministry said, in a weekly briefing.

According to local media reports yesterday, a total of 68,893 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) test results were uploaded to the government within one week, of which 17.5 percent were positive for ART tests.

The daily average of COVID-19 cases for the two weeks before last week was 1,667 cases and 1,370 cases, respectively, showed government data.

One case in Category 5 required treatment at the intensive care unit, and 15 cases in Category 4 required respiratory assistance.

Over 99 percent of the cases detected in the past week do not require hospital treatment, the health ministry said.

Brunei no longer shared the daily number of new cases and active cases of COVID-19, since Jun 22, “as the Early Endemic Phase has ended.”

As of Jul 18, 74.1 percent of Brunei’s population have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 78.3 percent of second-dose vaccinations were administered to children aged five to 11 years old.

The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and China’s Sinopharm are administered in Brunei.

Source: NAM News Network