Brunei reports 1 new COVID-19 case in 92 days, 142 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-07 22:49:04|Editor: huaxia

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Brunei reported one new case of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking the 92-day record without new cases since May 7 and bringing the national tally to 142.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, Case 142 is a 24-years-old local male who studied in Yemen and returned to Brunei on Aug. 5 from Kuala Lumpur. Although reportedly suffered from shortness of breath on Aug. 6, he is currently in a stable condition without any signs of infection and is being treated at the National Isolation Center.

The contact tracing investigation has identified 13 contacts, all of who are undergoing quarantine and will undergo COVID-19 swab tests as arranged.

The ministry said that the patient has been taken to the National Isolation Center upon arrival at the country, and the public is advised not to panic or worry as this case has no interaction with his family members or others since arrival.

Meanwhile, currently there are 564 individuals who are undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the government, who have arrived in the country after traveling abroad.

There have been three deaths resulted from COVID-19 in Brunei and a total of 138 patients have recovered. Enditem