BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 27 (Xinhua) — Brunei reported one imported case of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the national tally to 241.
According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, the patient is a 43-year-old man who arrived in the country from Manila, the Philippines, on Monday. The infection had undergone a swab test the day he arrived, and the result was positive.
Further tests conducted on Wednesday showed that the infection is an old transmission and it is very likely to be infected before arriving in Brunei. Therefore, this case is identified as an old infection that is not contagious, and the patient is also classified as an imported case.
The health ministry said the new case is being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Center with the other eight active cases, who are all in stable condition.
With the detection of this case, a total of 100 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6, 2020. Brunei has recorded 386 days without local COVID-19 infection cases.
There have been three deaths and 229 recovered patients reported from COVID-19 in Brunei. Enditem