63 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country, taking the total cases to 3,894.
The Minister of Health stated there are 24 additional new cases to 10 of the existing active clusters. The cases in these active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases. Meanwhile, 39 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. Contact tracing for all these new cases is currently ongoing.
Meanwhile, 105 cases have recovered, including 35 positive cases from Category 1 that have undergone self-isolation for 14 days at their respective homes. All of them have undergone second swab tests on Day 12 and have been confirmed recovered. With that, the total number of recovered cases in the country increased to 2,418 cases, with 1,454 cases remain active. Among the active cases, nine are in critical condition, where eight cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, one case still requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. 32 cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
On the 9th of September 2021, one case has safely given birth to a baby boy via caesarean. Both mother and the newborn are in good condition. In the past 24 hours, 4,461 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 269,041.
Source: Radio Television Brunei