ON THE CURRENT SITUATION OF COVID-19
IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
03 Safar 1443 / 10 September 2021
1. Today, Friday, 03 Safar 1443 / 10 September 2021, by the will of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala and with a heavy heart, the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that one COVID-19 confirmed case has returned to the grace and mercy of Allah.
2. The case was Case 2864, who was a 79-year-old man. This case suffered from lung infection after being infected with COVID-19.
3. In light of this, in order to protect and respect the privacy as well as confidentiality of the case’s family, the Ministry of Health will not share his personal details. Members of the public are also requested to respect and not disseminate information relating to the case.
4. In this opportunity, myself representing the Ministry of Health as well as the people of Brunei Darussalam, would like to express our deepest condolences to the case’s family and pray his soul will receive blessings from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala and is placed among the pious. Al-Fatihah.
5. The Ministry of Health would like to announce that today, sixty-three (63) new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the country bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,894.
- There are 24 additional new cases to 10 of the existing active clusters. The cases in these active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.
- Meanwhile, 39 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
- Contact tracing for all these new cases is currently undergoing. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test.
6. One hundred and five (105) cases have recovered today, where this total includes 35 positive cases from Category 1 that have undergone self-isolation for 14 days at their respective homes. All of them have undergone second swab tests at Day 12 and have been confirmed recovered. With that, the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam has increased to 2,418 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,454 cases.
7. Among the active cases, nine cases are in critical condition, where eight cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, one case still requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, thirty-two (32) cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
8. On 09 September 2021, Alhamdulillah, one case has safely given birth to a baby boy via surgery. Both mother and the newborn are in good condition.
9. In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,461 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 269,041 tests.
10. To date, Alhamdulillah, the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Brunei Darussalam is 371,204 doses. This means that 52.0% of the population in Brunei Darussalam has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 29.8% of the population has received a complete COVID-19 vaccine injection.
- Of these, a total of 36,470 senior citizens (80.7%) had received at least one dose and 19,603 senior citizens (43.3%) had received a complete COVID-19 vaccine injection.
- Meanwhile, so far, the number of vaccine injections among pregnant women is 2,478 people, which is 70% of pregnant women have received at least one dose of vaccine.
- Furthermore, a total of 1,873 breastfeeding mothers received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- Pregnant women have a higher risk of COVID-19 infection and complications than non-pregnant women.
- Therefore, pregnant women are advised to register at the Maternal Health Clinic to get the vaccination appointment or can continue to walk in at the vaccination centres in all districts to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
11. On this occasion, let us all pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala that Brunei Darussalam is always protected and blessed, that its people and residents are always given health and well-being, safeguarded from all diseases and infections, especially the COVID-19 infection, and hopefully all COVID-19 patients are given immediate recovery. Aamiin Aamin Ya Rabbal Alamin.
12. For further information and latest updates, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or through the BruHealth App. Any inquiries on COVID-19 can also be directed to the Health Advice Line 148, Talian Darussalam 123, Brunei Red Crescent (BRC) Helpdesk Line or email to: email@example.com.
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 03 Safar 1443H / 10 September 2021