BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Brunei reported one new imported case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the national tally to 144.
According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, the case is a 36-year-old male arriving in Brunei on Aug. 19 from abroad. The man reportedly had a fever upon arrival but no longer showed any signs of infection at present and is currently being treated at the National Isolation Center.
The Ministry of Health has identified a total of 19 contacts, of which 14 have undergone the COVID-19 swab test and were confirmed negative, while the rest are still awaiting test results. All contacts are undergoing quarantine.
This is the third imported case reported in Brunei in August.
Meanwhile, 615 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the government, who have arrived at the country after traveling abroad.
There have been three deaths from COVID-19 in Brunei and a total of 139 patients have recovered. Enditem
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