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Brunei logs 44 new COVID-19 cases, total at 15,678

Xinhua
11 Jan 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Brunei reported 44 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally to 15,678.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, the newly recorded cases included 14 local infections and 30 imported cases.

The health ministry also said that genome sequencing was conducted of 460 samples from COVID-19 positive cases detected in Brunei from Nov. 22, 2021 to Jan. 10, 2022, with 441 of them found to be with the Delta variant and 19 with the Omicron variant.

"So far, all the Omicron variant cases detected in the country are cases imported from abroad while the Delta variant cases are comprised of local and foreign cases," the health ministry said in a statement.

As of Jan. 9, 94.6 percent of Brunei's population had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 93.6 percent had completed their vaccination schedule of two doses and 28.2 percent had received three doses.

A total of 212 active cases are still being treated and monitored in Brunei and 102 COVID-19 patients have passed away so far in the Southeast Asian country.

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