Brunei Darussalam recorded one new imported COVID-19 case yesterday, raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 241.
Case 241 is a man aged 43 that arrived from Manila on March 23. His RT-PCR swab test on May 24 showed him positive with SARS-CoV-2. Further test on May 26 showed it was an old infection likely before arrival in Brunei. The case is identified as an old infection and not transmissible and classified as an import case.
Nine active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.
The country recorded no local transmissions of the virus for 386 days.
The latest information of COVID-19 as of noon yesterday was shared by Ministry of Health (MoH) in a press release.
The MoH obtained 630 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 127,264 tests since January 2020.
Some 795 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 18,765 have completed their stint since March 2020.
In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 205 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 30 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.
Information can be obtained from MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn web app.