146 New Cases, 2 New Clusters Detected

The Minister of Health stated that 146 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 2,858.

Yesterday, two new clusters were detected, taking the total number of active clusters to 48. The new clusters are: 2632 Cluster which has 29 cases and 2417 Cluster which has 18 cases. Both the new clusters include cases that have been previously reported as cases for which the source of infection has not been identified. There are 43 additional new cases to 7 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, 58 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the 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.

Meanwhile, 87 cases have recovered, where this total includes 13 positive cases from Category One 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 Brunei Darussalam has increased to 1,053 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,791 cases.

Among the active cases, six cases are in critical condition, where five cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, one case still requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. Meanwhile, 24 cases in Category Four are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,059 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 235286.

Source: Radio Television Brunei