128 New COVID-19 Cases

128 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the country, taking the total cases to 4,163.

The Minister of Health stated that six new clusters have been detected, bringing the total number of active clusters to 69 clusters. These new clusters are 2629 Cluster that contains 6 new cases; 3096 Cluster that contains 9 new cases; 3965 Cluster that contains 5 new cases; 3748 Cluster that contains 7 new cases; 3733 Cluster that contains 10 new cases; and 4043 Cluster that contains 7 new cases. All these new clusters include were previously reported as cases for which the source of infection has not been identified. There are 25 additional new cases to 11 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. Meanwhile, 59 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. Contact tracing for all these new cases is currently ongoing. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-Co-V-2 test.

106 cases have recovered, including 32 positive cases from Category 1 that have undergone self-isolation for 14 days at their respective homes. All of them have undergone second swab tests at Day 12 and have been confirmed recovered. With that, the total number of recovered cases in the country increased to 2,647 cases, with 1,491 cases remain active. Among the active cases, 11 cases are in critical condition, where ten cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, one case requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine or ECMO. 27 cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.

One case has safely given birth to a baby girl via surgery. Both mother and the newborn are in good condition. In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,606 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 275 thousand 244 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei