115 New COVID-19 Cases

115 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Brunei Darussalam, bringing the total cases to 2,380. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation yesterday afternoon at Dewan Al 'Afiah, Ministry of Health. Joining the media conference was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy.

One new cluster have been detected, bringing the total number of active clusters to 43. This new cluster is Cluster 2262 that contains 6 cases. There are 48 additional new cases to 13 of the existing active clusters. The cases in these active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases. In addition, there are 3 import cases recorded: 1 case arrived in Brunei Darussalam from the Netherlands via Singapore on 13th August 2021 on-board Singapore Airlines SQ148 and 1 case arrived in Brunei Darussalam from Ireland via Kuala Lumpur on 13 August 2021 on-board Royal Brunei BI874. Meanwhile, 59 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection. Contact tracing for all these new cases is currently undergoing. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-Co-V-2 test.

35 cases have recovered, bringing the total of recovered cases to 613 cases. This means, a total of 1,757 active cases have been recorded in Brunei Darussalam.

Source: Radio Television Brunei