Brunei: 33 per cent of children in age group five-11 have received second dose of vaccination; 271 new cases reported


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 22 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Brunei recorded 271 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 146,315.

Of this, 267 cases were detected through the antigen rapid tests (ARTs), and four from the 267 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.

No Covid-19 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The latest COVID updates were shared by Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Halbi Mohd Yussof during the daily press conference yesterday.

The minister said, “No cases are found categorised in Category 5, requiring treatment in the intensive care unit and no cases are reported in Category 4, requiring respiratory assistance and close monitoring.”

Three hundred and thirty cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 144,387.

Meanwhile, there are 1,707 active cases, with 11 receiving treatment in hospitals and 1,696 undergoing self-isolation.

Awang Halbi said, as of Friday, 59 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered to children aged five to 11, bringing the total number of first dose vaccinations administered to 33,176 or 77.3 per cent of the age group.

Some 119 second doses of the vaccine were administered to children in the same age group, bringing the number of second dose administered to children to 14,307 or a coverage rate of 33.3 per cent.

Meanwhile, the rate of the country’s citizens and residents having received three doses is 69.2 per cent. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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