105 New Cases, 2 New Clusters

105 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 10,356. Meanwhile, 2 new clusters have been detected. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health, stated the matter during the media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon. The media conference took place at Dewan Al-'Afiah, Ministry of Health.

There are 22 additional new cases to 8 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, two new clusters have been detected that involved 39 cases. Both new clusters are residence clusters, SWWC Sendirian Berhad Cluster and Simla Sendirian Berhad Cluster which are housing clusters where the companies' employees are residing. Three clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are the Jaya Hypermart Cluster, 1328 Cluster and 2417 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 169. There are 3 import cases recorded, where all three cases arrived in Brunei Darussalam from Manila via Singapore on board Singapore Airlines flight SQ 146 on 3rd October 2021. 41 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

168 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 7,850, with 2,438 cases remaining active. Among the cases, 8 cases are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with two cases requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. 27 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 5,193 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 436,396.

Source: Radio Television Brunei