40 New Cases, 158 Cases Recovered

40 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, taking the total COVID-19 cases to 13,782. 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 24 additional new cases to 8 existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. No new clusters have been reported, with 1 cluster closed following no new detected cases for 28 days, namely the Bukit Beruang Ops Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 183 clusters. 16 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

158 cases have recovered, bringing the total recovered cases to 12,603 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,085 cases. 6 cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with 1 case requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. Meanwhile, 8 other cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 4,766 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, taking the total laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 533,431.

Source: Radio Television Brunei