COVID-19 pandemic in Brunei

COVID-19 pandemic in Brunei
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Map of districts in Brunei with confirmed COVID-19 cases:
  no confirmed cases
  1–9 confirmed
  10–99 confirmed
  100–499 confirmed
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseTutong[note 1]
Arrival date9 March 2020 (11 months and 15 days)
Confirmed cases185[2]
Active cases20 (As of 4 January 2021)
Fatality rate1.74%
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The COVID-19 pandemic in Brunei is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus spread to Brunei on 9 March 2020, when its first case was confirmed in Tutong.[note 1][1] Many early cases were linked to Jamek Mosque Sri Petaling in Kuala Lumpur, which held a large Tablighi Jamaat ijtema event[3] at the end of February 2020. Of Brunei's first 50 cases, 45 were related to Jamek Mosque.[4] The pandemic had spread to all districts of Brunei, except in the exclave of Temburong.[2]

  1. ^ a b "Latest news – Detection of the First Case of COVID-19 Infection". Brunei Ministry of Health.
  2. ^ a b c d "COVID-19". Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  3. ^ Arumugam, Tharanya (11 March 2020). "Attended a tabligh event at Masjid Sri Petaling? Go get tested for Covid-19". New Straits Times. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. ^ Barker, Anne (19 March 2020). "Wonder how dangerous a gathering can be? Here's how one event sparked hundreds of coronavirus cases across Asia". ABC News. Retrieved 20 March 2020.

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