Brunei Darussalam recorded 70 new Covid-19 cases on the sixth day of the Transition Phase, bringing the national tally to 14,771 confirmed cases.
One death case was reported, a 64-year-old man, who suffered several health problems, and his death was categorised as non-related to Covid-19.
There are 18 additional new cases to 7 of the existing active clusters who were previously a close contact with several positive cases.
Three new clusters have been identified with 26 cases in which involving one accommodation cluster, one housing cluster that accommodates the company’s employees namely Borneo Air Conditioning & Engineering staff house Cluster, and Pasar Pantai Jerudong Cluster as a public place cluster.
Six clusters; 4524 Cluster, 7618 Cluster, 8308 Cluster, 9076 Cluster, 12021 Cluster and 12057 Cluster)were officially closed following no new cases detected for 28 days. This brings the total active clusters to 142.
Meanwhile, 26 new unknown cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
The country recorded 48 individuals have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 14,210 cases.
Whereas the total number of active cases is 462 cases of which four cases are in Category 5 who currently being treated at the Intensive Care Unit that requires the assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, 1 case is in Category 4 that requires oxygen assistance and close monitoring.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,827 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 596,498 tests.
Current status on the National Vaccination Programme
A total of 4,047 individuals have successfully were inoculated against the Covid-19 infection on November 23.
To date, a total of 401,611 individuals (93.4%) have received the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 336,671 individuals (78.3%) have been fully vaccinated.
With the current vaccination coverage, the country is almost reaching 80% of the population with two doses of vaccination, and moving into the Endemic Phase soon.
The Ministry of Health is actively monitoring and examining the country’s situation of the Covid-19 infection as well as current developments abroad.
The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said, “The very encouraging response from the public has brought the country to a level close to 80% earlier than had been expected. Given that the Transition Phase has been implemented less than a week ago, the Covid-19 Steering Committee needs more time to consider the implementation of the Endemic Phase.
He then advised the public to wait for the announcement of the start of the implementation of the Endemic Phase and urged them to continue to come forward to complete two doses of the vaccination to protect themselves and their families from the Covid-19 infection.
Restriction violators receive fined
One violation of the directive nationwide was issued with compound fines for violating the out-of-house restriction from 10 PM to 4 AM on the fifth day of the ‘Operasi Peralihan’.