Brunei Covid-19 caseloads rises for eight consecutive weeks

  • Brunei
  • Saturday, 26 Nov 2022

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov. 22 (Xinhua): Brunei logged a daily average of 649 new Covid-19 cases in the past week compared to 611 cases per day the week before, an increase of eight consecutive weeks, official statistics showed.

According to Brunei's health ministry on Tuesday, currently, three hospitalized cases are held in the intensive care unit and two cases require oxygen assistance.

The health ministry said that Brunei received 7,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine (Spikevax Bivalent Original/Omicron) on Sunday and the next supply is expected to arrive on Nov. 25 and Nov. 27.

"This bivalent vaccine will be used for a booster dose for adults aged 18 years old and above and has already been authorized by the Brunei Darussalam Medicines Control for its use in this country," the health ministry said.

As of Monday, 78.8 percent of Brunei's population have received three doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while 11.1 percent have taken the fourth dose.

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

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