42 New COVID-19 Cases

Brunei Darussalam reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 640. 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. Joining the media conference was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and the Second Minister of Finance and Economy.

According to Yang Berhormat, there are additional cases for currently active clusters namely: 7 cases for Immigration Cluster; 4 cases for ABCi Cluster; 4 cases for Champion Seven Cluster; 4 cases for the 477 Cluster; 3 cases for Chung Hwa KB Cluster; 1 case for TOTAL Cluster; 1 case for Semporna Enak Cluster and 1 case for Al-Falah-Freda Radin Cluster. 1 case which is Case 624 was related to Case 432, Case 566 and Case 499. The cluster is now known as BSP Cluster. In addition, there is 1 new cluster detected. 1 new case which is Case 620 was related to Case 448 and Case 563. The cluster is now known as IBTE, KB Cluster. Meanwhile, the source of infection for 15 cases have not been identified. Cases in the active clusters are those who are undergoing quarantine after coming into contact with several previous positive cases. Contact tracing for all new cases is currently on-going. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-Co-V-2 test. Meanwhile, 3 cases who were treated at the National Isolation Centre have recovered, bringing the total of recovered cases to 330. Currently, 307 active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre. 2 cases in critical condition and requiring respiratory assistance, and 1 case is under close monitoring at the National Isolation Centre. 2,708 samples of the SARS Co-V-Two virus test were carried out, bringing the total number of lab tests conducted since January 2020 to 169,769.

Source: Radio Television Brunei