211 New Cases, 1 New Cluster, 220 Recovered

211 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 12,595.

There are 135 additional new cases to 20 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, one new cluster have been detected that involved three cases, namely I-Con Staffhouse Cluster, a housing cluster where the companies' employees are residing. Two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. They are the SKH Cluster and 2540 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 170 clusters. In addition, there is one new imported case that arrived in the country from Manila onboard Royal Brunei Airlines BI684 on the 13th of October 2021.

72 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. 220 cases have recovered bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 10,047, with 2,465 cases remaining active. Among the cases, seven cases 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 or ECMO. 19 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 5,834 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 482,763 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei