188 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, taking the total cases to 7,904.
There are 45 additional new cases to 17 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. 6 new clusters have been detected. 4 of these new clusters are private home clusters that involved 32 cases. Meanwhile, two clusters namely Fazrul Sendirian Berhad Cluster and Kamal Sendirian Berhad Cluster are workplace clusters involving 17 cases. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 142 clusters. 94 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
Meanwhile, 176 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 5,501, whereas the total number of active cases are 2,343. Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, 8 cases are in Category 5 and currently 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. Meanwhile, 32 cases in Category 4, require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 4,687 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, taking the total laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 374,059.
Source: Radio Television Brunei