Thu, 16 Sep 2021

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Brunei reported 12 new imported COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the national tally to 333.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, 10 of the new cases are among the 15 close contacts for the three imported cases reported on July 20, who are all the crew of a ship that left Singapore on July 4 and arrived in Brunei on July 9. Six of the 10 patients have symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose.

The other two new cases arrived in Brunei from Britain on July 12 and July 25. Both of them have no symptoms.

There are currently 60 active patients 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 stable condition.

With the detection of the new cases, a total of 192 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6, 2020. Brunei has recorded 446 days without local COVID-19 infection cases.

Brunei also reported one more recovery on Monday. There have been a total of 270 recovered patients and three deaths reported from COVID-19 so far in the country.

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