202 New Cases, 8 New Clusters

202 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, bringing the total number to 8,464. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter yesterday afternoon at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation at Dewan Al 'Afiah, Ministry of Health.

There are 63 additional new cases to 13 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, eight new clusters have been detected as currently shown on the screen. All the clusters are private home clusters that involved 59 cases. Two of these clusters are Hasmit Shield Roofing Manufacture Sdn Bhd Cluster and Tauhid Jaya Sdn Bhd Cluster which are residences that house the companies' employees. Two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the cluster for 28 days. The closed clusters are Champion 7 Cluster and 2262 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 153 clusters. Meanwhile, 80 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

244 four cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 6,177, whereas the total number active cases are 2,225 cases. Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, 6 cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with 3 cases requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. Meanwhile, 33 cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, a total of 5,469 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 394,083 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei