69 New Cases, 5 New Clusters, 169 Recovered

69 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Brunei Darussalam, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 13,742. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter during the Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 Situation yesterday afternoon at Dewan Al'Afiah, Ministry of Health.

There are 35 additional new cases to 12 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, five new clusters were detected that involved 18 cases. All the new clusters are accommodation clusters, in which three of them, namely Al Malabar Restaurant Sdn Bhd Cluster, Sawan staff house Cluster and Jalan Tanjung Nangka Kecil Construction Cluster are housing clusters where the companies' employees are residing. Four clusters were closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are 3598, 4446, 8146 and 8261. Therefore, the current total active clusters stand at 184. In addition, 1 import case was recorded who arrived in Brunei Darussalam from Poland via Japan and Singapore on board Singapore Airlines SQ 146 on 24th October 2021. Fifteen new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection.

Meanwhile, 169 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 12,445 cases, with 1,203 cases remaining active. Among the cases, six 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, or ECMO. Seven cases in Category 4 require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 2,716 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests carried out since January 2020 to 528,665.

Source: Radio Television Brunei