160 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the country yesterday, taking the total cases to 4,323.
The Minister of Health stated that four new clusters were detected yesterday, bringing the total number of active clusters to 73. These new clusters are the 4109 Cluster with 6 cases; 2540 Cluster with 12 cases; 4120 Cluster with 9 cases; and 4009 Cluster with 4 cases. All these new clusters were previously reported as cases for which the source of infection has not been identified. There are 31 additional new cases to 12 of the existing active clusters. The cases in these clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, 98 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection. Contact tracing for all these cases is currently ongoing. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and the RT-PCR SARS-Co-V-2 test. 107 cases have recovered yesterday, including 22 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 is 2,754 cases, with 1,542 cases remaining active. Among the active cases, 11 are in critical condition, where all require assistance of artificial ventilation. 27 cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 3,019 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests conducted since January 2020 to 278,263.
Source: Radio Television Brunei