112 New Cases, 3 New Clusters

112 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Brunei Darussalam yesterday, bringing the total number to 8,262.

There are 17 additional new cases to 12 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, three new clusters have been detected, bringing the current total active clusters to 147. All these new clusters are private home clusters that involved 31 cases. One of these clusters is the Rentokil Initial Cluster that involves a house where the company's employees was residing. Two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the cluster for 28 days. The closed clusters are Semporna Enak Cluster and 1597 Cluster.

In the meantime, 64 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. 159 cases have recovered yesterday bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 5,933 cases, with 2,267 cases remaining active.

Among the cases, seven 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 an additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. 34 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, a total of 5,793 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 388,614.

Source: Radio Television Brunei