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63 new cases COVID-19 reported today, 31 January 2021

28 Jamadilakhir 1443 / 31 January 2022

1.             Today, Monday, 28 Jamadilakhir 1443 / 31 January 2022, a total of sixty-three (63) new cases of COVID-19 infection has been confirmed bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 16,476.

  • Of the total, all are local cases.
  • The number of new cases is the result of 1,258 laboratory tests conducted in the past 24 hours. Therefore, the rate of positive case today is 5.0%.

2.             Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, no cases are in Category 4 (requiring oxygen assistance and under close monitoring) and in Category 5 (require assistance of artificial ventilation at the Intensive Care Unit).

3.             23 cases have recovered today, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 15,920 cases and the total active cases are 454 cases. Meanwhile, the bed occupancy rate in isolation centres nationwide is 9.3%.

4.             As of yesterday, 30 January 2022, the accomplishments of the National Vaccination Programme are as follows:

  • The overall rate of the population who have received at least one dose of the vaccine is 94.8%;
  • The rate of those who have received two doses of the vaccine is 94.0%; while
  • The rate of those who have received three doses of the vaccine is 40.0%.


5.             Furthermore, to provide a clearer picture of the location of the positive cases detected in the county, the Ministry of Health would like to share some of the results of the research that has been conducted. As currently shown on the screen, between 23 January 2022 until 29 January 2022, Alhamdulillah, there was no mukim that had more than 40 cases, of which 22 mukims (56.4%) had a total of between 1 – 40 cases and 17 mukims (43.6%) had zero cases.


(epidemic map on screen)

6.             Meanwhile, as of 31 January 2022, samples from 570 positive COVID-19 cases that were detected in Brunei Darussalam had undergone gene sequencing testing to identify the variants found in the country. From the total, 520 were confirmed as the Delta variant, meanwhile 50 samples were from the Omicron variant. The Omicron variant cases included 37 import cases and 13 local cases. All the Omicron variant cases detected in Brunei Darussalam only had mild symptoms or were asymptomatic. So far, there are no Omicron cases in the country that are categorised in Category 4 or 5 or require oxygen assistance and intensive care.

7.             For the movement restrictions that was carried out recently from 12 midnight until 4 am, a total of 3 violations of the directive nationwide were issued with compound fines, where all three were violations of the directive to stay at home.

8.             Let us continue to perform our respective responsibilities by adhering to all the guidelines and directives by the Government to control the COVID-19 infection. May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala continue to protect Brunei Darussalam from all harms and hazards especially the COVID-19 infection. Aamiin Aamiin Ya Rabbalalamin.


Reference   : KK/PR/2

Date        : 28 Jamadilakhir 1443H / 31 January 2022