125 New Cases, 7 New Clusters, 200 Recovered

125 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 13,446. 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 at Dewan Al' Afiah, Ministry of Health, yesterday afternoon.

There are 52 additional new cases to 6 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, 7 new clusters have been detected that involved 31 cases. All of the new clusters are residence clusters, wherein 4 of it, namely Ban 2-A Construction Staffhouse Cluster, Ban 5 Construction Staffhouse Cluster, Jalan Pasir Berakas Staffhouse Cluster and Bhuiyan Construction Staffhouse Cluster are housing clusters where the companies' employees are residing. Two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are the 6602 Cluster and 7481 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 176 clusters. 42 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

200 cases have recovered bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 11,923, with 1,433 cases remaining active. Among the cases, 6 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 or ECMO. 14 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 4,306 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 516,880 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei