BRUNEI- No new COVID-19 cases recorded
Brunei Darussalam yesterday recorded no new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country remains at 138.
The details were provided by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at a press conference for the latest updates in the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Minister of Health said, “Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, there are no new cases of COVID-19 infection in the country. Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 138 cases. There are no recovered cases today. The total number of recovered cases remains at 116.
“This brings the number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre to 21, where two are still in a critical condition and require heart/lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition.”
Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham cited that 139 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,408 individuals have completed their quarantine. In the past 24 hours, 273 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 11,906 tests.”
With regard to the cases that recovered but found to be positive again during follow-up examinations, the minister said one case has recovered, and no such case was detected yesterday, keeping the total number of such cases to 18, of which 12 individuals are still undergoing further examination and testing.
The minister reminded the public visiting patients in hospitals to follow the set rules and regulations. As a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in hospitals, visitors or caregivers who are unwell will not be allowed to enter the hospital, while those at high risk are not encouraged to visit patients.
The public is also advised against visiting in large groups and to limit the length of time of the visit.
For information and updates, the public can visit the official MoH website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line 148 or through the web application healthinfo.gov.bn.
In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that the Brunei-Muara District has 111 cases, the Belait District 21 and the Tutong District six.
JAKARTA- Indonesia Reports 375 New Coronavirus Cases as Infection Rate Continues to Fluctuate.
A health worker collects Covid-19 rapid testing strips in Central Jakarta on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta. Indonesia’s coronavirus infection rate continues to fluctuate with 375 new confirmed cases reported on Tuesday after only 185 new cases were announced a day earlier.
Southeast Asia’s largest country now has a total of 7,135 Covid-19 cases.
According to the latest official data, 95 patients have fully recovered from the infectious illness in the past 24 hours.
A total of 842 Covid-19 patients have recovered and left hospitals since the first cases were detected in early March.
Patients are declared to be fully recovered if two back-to-back tests within seven days deliver negative results.
The country also reported 26 deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday to bring the total death toll to 616.
Covid-19 Task Force spokesman Achmad Yurianto said the outbreak has affected 257 districts and municipalities in all 34 provinces.
More cases have been detected after the government increased the number of its testing labs to 37 and started conducting more tests.
“In total, we have now collected 50,370 specimens and conducted 46,173 tests across Indonesia,” Achmad said.
The task force will prioritize testing for nearly 17,000 patients under observation (PDP) for suspect coronavirus infection, he said.
Relief Package Prone to Misappropriation
The government will begin disbursing financial aid to nine million poor families across the country to help them cope with the economic impact of the pandemic, Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara said in Jakarta on Tuesday.
The relief package amounts to Rp 600,000 [$38] per family per month, available for three consecutive months, Juliari told Beritasatu TV.
He admitted the relief package is prone to misappropriation since the government’s controlling mechanism may not work properly amid the pandemic.
“We encourage people who find any irregularities to lodge their protests to the government or report them to the police,” the minister said.
In Jakarta, the aid package will not be delivered in cash, but in the form of basic supplies such as rice, cooking oil, processed meat and milk./
BY :ARI SUPRIYANTI RIKIN, HERU ANDRIYANTO
YANGON- COVID-19 cases in Myanmar inch up to 121
Myanmar reported on April 21 two new COVID-19 cases pushing up to 121, the total number of infections in the country.
Case 120 is a 21-year-old woman from East Dagon Myothit Township in Yangon, with no travel history and no contact with patients or people with symptoms of the pneumonia-like disease. She is confined at the South Okkalapa Specialist Hospital for treatment.
Case 121 is another 21-year-old woman from Taunggyi Township in Southern Shan State. She has a recent travel outside of the country. She will be treated at Sao San Tun Hospital in Taunggyi.
The National Health Laboratory tested 277 other people for the disease, but the results were negative.
Myanmar has reported five deaths and nine recoveries.
Yangon Region registers the highest cases at 92 and accounts for four of the five fatalities.
The regional government has imposed semi-lockdowns at seven townships with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and persons under investigations on April 18/
MANILA- BREAKING: COVID-19 cases in PH now at 6,599; recoveries at 654.
MANILA, Philippines — The number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country climbed to 6,599 on Tuesday, as the Department of Health records 140 new cases.
The DOH also recorded 41 new recoveries, bringing the total of recovered patients at 654.
The death toll is at 437 with nine more fatalities recorded.
BANGKOK, Thailand- 15 new Covid cases, one more death
Rate of infections continues to fall.
An official tells commuters to keep their distance from each other at the passenger boat pier in Bang Kapi district of Bangkok on Wednesday, when the government reported only 15 new cases of Covid-19 infection. Varuth Hirunyatheb
The government on Wednesday reported 15 new cases of coronavirus disease, raising the national total to 2,826, and one more death – a Thai woman with a chronic ailment whose daughter had earlier been infected.
Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the number of new cases continued to fall.
Over the past three days the number of infections had dropped from 27 to 19, and now 15, he said.
The latest figure was a cause for national pride, showing that people were cooperating by staying at home to curb the spread of the disease.
“It is a small success, but it is not over yet because the crisis is worldwide and will continue,” he said.
The latest fatality was a person also suffering from diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol and obesity, and was one of the many deaths of people with chronic diseases.
The 58-year-old woman fell sick on March 20 with a fever, phlegm, runny nose and cough. Her daughter had been previously infected. On March 28, her Covid-19 test came back positive.
During treatment her condition worsened, with fatigue, shortness of breath and diarrhoea before her death on Tuesday, Dr Taweesilp said.
The new 15 cases included 10 people in close contact with earlier patients, a salesperson, a cargo transport worker, a worker close to tourists, a returnee and a visitor to crowded places.
Over the previous 24 hours, 244 patients who had recovered were discharged.
“The three-digit figure is highly satisfactory,” Dr Taweesilp said.
Of the 2,826 accumulated cases, 2,352 had recovered and been discharged, he said.
HA NOI, Viet Nam – Six more COVID-19 patients recover, total at 222
HÀ NỘI — Six more patients with COVID-19 have recovered at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total cases being given the all-clear to 222.
All of the recovered patients are Vietnamese nationals, including Patient 184, Patient 215, Patient 216, Patient 227, Patient 246 and Patient 266.
Patient 184, 42, female, living in Diễn Châu District, central Nghệ An Province, was admitted to the hospital on March 28. She had two tests and both came back negative for SARS-CoV-2. The patient currently has no cough, no breathing difficulties and is in a stable condition.
Patient 215, 31 years old, male, living in Đống Đa District, Hà Nội, was admitted to the hospital on April 1. He had two tests and all test results were negative for SARS-CoV-2. At present, the patient has no cough, no breathing difficulties and is in a stable condition.
Patient 216, 48, female, living in Quảng Ninh District, Quảng Bình Province, was admitted to the hospital on March 31. All of her three tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2. At present, the patient has no fever, no cough, and is in a stable condition.
Patient 227, 31, male, living in Long Biên District, Hà Nội, was admitted to the hospital on April 1. He was tested twice and all tests came back negative for SARS-CoV-2. The patient currently has no fever, no cough and is in a stable condition.
Patient 246, 33, male, living in Yên Thành District, Nghệ An Province, was admitted to the hospital on April 6. He had two tests and both tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2. Currently, the patient has no fever, no shortness of breath, no cough and is in a stable condition.
Patient 266, 36, female, living in Thường Tín, Hà Nội, was admitted to the hospital on April 14. She also had two tests and both came back negative for SARS-CoV-2. Currently, the patient has no cough, no chest pain, no shortness of breath, no fever and is in a stable condition.
The six patients will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next 14 days, according to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
As of April 22, Việt Nam recorded a total of 268 cases of COVID-19, of which 160 people returned from abroad (59.7 per cent) and 108 people were infected in the community (40.3 per cent).
The total number of people in close contact and entry from epidemic areas under health monitoring and isolation is 67,022, of which 358 are in concentrated isolation in hospitals, 18,263 isolated at other isolation facilities; and 48,401 isolated at home or place of residence. — VNS
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