Thailand reports six new COVID-19 cases, all imported
BANGKOK (BERNAMA) – Thailand reported six new Covid-19 cases, raising the total cases to 3,141 and no new deaths, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. The recovery cases totalled 2,997 and 86 coronavirus patients are being treated at hospitals. The death toll remains at 58.
The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham bin Hj Jaafar at the daily COVID-19 press briefing said that no new COVID-19 case in was recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.
No active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.
At this time, 17 individuals are currently undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,806 individuals have completed their quarantine and are in good condition.
There are 313 individuals that are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres provided by the Government for those who have just arrived in the country after traveling abroad. At present, a total of 2,419 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 331 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 25,931 tests.
The minister also informed that 5 individuals has tested positive for the serology survey conducted and this number is likely to increase.
The serology survey is conducted to estimate the proportion the population in this country who may have been infected in the last few months. This is to help the Ministry of Health establish the baseline for population immunity for this infection. Participants who tested positive in this survey are likely to have been infected with the virus and most were likely unaware that they had been infected. To ascertain that they do not have an active infection at this time, they and their household family members will undergo a swab test for the SAR-CoV-2 virus.
So far, participants who were found to be positive in the survey as well as their family members have been found to be negative on the swab tests and confirmed to be free from active infection. The public are advised not to worry when receiving news about anyone who has been found to be positive in the serology survey.
The health minister also informed that a total of 389,056 individuals have registered as users to BruHealth application. In addition, a total of 9,647 businesses and premises have registered for the application.
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