Brunei reports 2 new Covid-19 cases, 221 in total


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Xinhua): Brunei reported two new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday (April 14), bringing the national tally to 221.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, Case 220 is a 39-year-old man who arrived in the country from Egypt via Kuala Lumpur on April 7 and was quarantined upon arrival. Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed no close contacts for this case.

Case 221 is a 35-year-old man who is the husband of Case 215. Both of them had undergone self-isolation at the National Isolation Center upon arrival in the country on March 24.

When Case 215 was confirmed positive on April 7, her husband's test result was negative initially but turned positive after another routine test on April 12 during quarantine. He did not show any symptoms of infection.

These two new cases are being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Center with other ten active cases, who are all in a stable condition.

With the detection of this case, a total of 80 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case was reported on May 6,2020. Brunei has recorded 343 days without any local Covid-19 infections.

There have been three deaths and 206 recovered patients reported from Covid-19 so far in Brunei.

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