BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Brunei reported four confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the national tally to 309.
According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, all new cases were detected when they were undergoing quarantine. Three of them arrived from Singapore via sea on July 9, and investigation and contact tracing have confirmed 15 close contacts for these cases.
The fourth new case is a 42-year-old Filipino woman who arrived from Manila on July 7, who has no signs of infection. The contact tracing has found no close contacts for this patient.
All new cases are being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Center with 37 other active patients, who are all in stable condition.
With the detection of the new cases, a total of 168 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6 last year. Brunei has recorded 440 days without local COVID-19 infection cases.
Brunei also recorded four recoveries on Tuesday. There have been a total of 265 recovered patients and three deaths reported from COVID-19 so far in the country.