Brunei Darussalam total COVID-19 cases rose to one thousand 136 as 190 new cases were reported. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation yesterday afternoon at Dewan Al 'Afiah, Ministry of Health. Also joining the media conference was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy.
The Minister of Health said the sharp increase of 190 cases was due to the Ministry obtaining the results of outstanding laboratory tests. 150 of this total is the result of 2,280 samples that were sent for testing to Singapore. This means that only 40 positive cases have been detected by the Laboratory Services Department in the last 24 hours.
For the 190 new cases, there are additional cases to currently active clusters: 98 cases for Champion 7 and Related Vessels Cluster; 6 cases for the Chung Hua KB Cluster; 5 cases for BSP HQ Cluster Block M; 5 for Aker Cluster or Cluster PA; 5 for Al-Falah/Freda-Radin; 4 for IBTE KB Cluster; 4 for The Mall Cluster; 3 cases for 477 Cluster; 2 cases for ABCi Cluster; 1 for Dragonboat Cluster; and 1 for 573 Cluster.
Meanwhile, one new cluster has been identified. 5 new cases are related to Case 583 that was reported on the 13th of August 2021. This cluster is now known as the 583 Cluster. Meanwhile, there are 51 cases where the source of infection is still being determined. The cases in the active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases. 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.
Source: Radio Television Brunei