Brunei reports 3 new imported Covid-19 cases, 336 in total


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Xinhua): Brunei reported three new imported Covid-19 cases on Friday (July 30), bringing the national tally to 336.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, two of the new cases are among the 18 crew of a ship that left Singapore on July 4 and arrived in Brunei on July 9, which means that 15 out of 18 ship crews have been tested positive and three more crews are still undergoing quarantine.

The other one case arrived in Brunei from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 16. Contact tracing has found no close contacts for this case.

There are currently 55 active cases being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Center. One patient has been admitted to the Intensive Case Unit for monitoring while the rest are in a stable condition.

With the detection of the new cases, a total of 195 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6, 2020. Brunei has recorded 450 days without local Covid-19 infection cases.

Brunei also reported one more recovery on Friday. There have been a total of 278 recovered patients and three deaths reported from Covid-19 so far in the country.

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