176 New COVID-19 Cases

176 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Brunei Darussalam bringing total COVID-19 cases to 2,159.

Currently, there are still 40 active clusters, and no other new clusters were reported today. There are an 88 additional new cases to 18 of the existing active clusters that brings the total number of cases in all the active clusters to 1,389 cases. 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, the remaining 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-CoV-2 test.

Meanwhile, 69 cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases to 537. This means, a total of 1,614 active cases have been recorded in Brunei Darussalam.

Among the active cases, five cases are in critical condition, where four cases require ventilators and one case requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).

Meanwhile, 30 cases have been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,684 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 212,956 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei