166 New Cases, 1 New Cluster Detected, 198 Recovered

166 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed yesterday in Brunei Darussalam, bringing the total cases to 11,386.

There are 55 additional new cases to 17 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, one new cluster has been detected that involved 9 cases. This new cluster is Anggerek Desa Staff House Cluster which is a housing cluster that accommodates the company's employees. Two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are the 4571 Cluster and 5289 Cluster.

Therefore, the current total active clusters are 165. 102 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. 198 cases have recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 8,619, with 2,688 cases remaining active. Among the cases, 5 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, ECMO. 21 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 3,000 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 454,179.

Source: Radio Television Brunei