22 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 14,291. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health, stated the matter during the media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam. Joining the media conference at Dewan Al 'Afiah, Ministry of Health was Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
There is one additional new case to the existing active clusters who was previously a close contact with several positive cases. Meanwhile, two new clusters have been detected that involved 16 cases. All of the new clusters are residence clusters, wherein one of it, Serikandi Jerudong staff house Cluster is a housing cluster where the companies' employees are residing. Four clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are Derma Wangsa, Jodico Sendirian Berhad, 3278 and 8598. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 158 clusters.
5 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. 68 cases have recovered bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 13,713, with 480 cases remaining active. Among the cases, five cases are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation. There is no other Category 4 case that require oxygen assistance and close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 4,981 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 566,587 tests.
Source: Radio Television Brunei