35 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country yesterday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 15,093. 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.
There are 14 additional new cases to 6 of the existing active clusters who are close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, 2 new clusters were detected involving 7 cases. The new clusters are private accommodation clusters. Three clusters were closed following no new detected cases for 28 days, namely Tendrill International Sdn Bhd, 10993 and 10777. The current total active clusters stand at 131. 14 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection.
56 cases have recovered, taking the total recovered cases to 14,507, with 487 cases remaining active. Among the cases, four are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation, with one case requiring additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. 4,819 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests carried out since January 2020 to 619,624.
Source: Radio Television Brunei