Brunei logs daily average of 578 Covid-19 cases in past week

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia DrMohd Isham Jaafar and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at the Ministry of Health Dr Lailawati Jumat during the press conference. - BB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Xinhua): Brunei logged a daily average of 578 new Covid-19 cases in the past week, the health ministry said on Monday (Aug 8).

It said at a weekly briefing that 62,148 antigen rapid test (ART) results were uploaded to the government platform in one week, with 6.4 per cent of them being positive.

Currently no hospitalised cases are held in intensive care unit, but five cases are in need of assisted breathing, according to the ministry.

As of Aug 7, 75.6 per cent of Brunei's population have received three doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while 7.8 per cent have taken a fourth booster dose.

The Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and China's Sinopharm are those administered in the South-East Asian country.

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