54 New Cases, 4 New Clusters, 83 Cases Recovered

54 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Brunei Darussalam yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 14,269. 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 conference was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy.

There are 20 additional new cases to 8 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Four new clusters were detected that involved 17 cases. All the new clusters are accommodation clusters, in which three of them, namely Kg Menengah staff house, Medait Enterprise staff house, Jangsak; and Mata-Mata Construction Site are housing clusters where the companies' employees are residing. Eight clusters were closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are Hua Ho Manggis, Guardian Distribution Centre, Takaza Sdn Bhd, Degymix Enterprise, 4771, 6678, 7327 and 9543.

The current total active clusters stand at 160. 17 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection. Meanwhile, eighty-three cases have recovered today, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 13,645, with 526 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. Meanwhile, one case in Category 4 requires oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 1,465 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests carried out since January 2020 to 561,606.

Source: Radio Television Brunei