69 New Cases, 70 Cases Recovered



69 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country yesterday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 14,840. 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 46 additional new cases to 3 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, no new clusters were detected yesterday.  Meanwhile, eight clusters were closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days, namely Mamih Café, 5214, 6987, 9483, 11299, 11554, 11702 and 12536. Therefore, the current total active clusters stand at 134. Meanwhile, there are 2 import cases reported, arriving from Jakarta on board flight Royal Brunei BI736 on the 19th of November 2021. 21 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection. 70 cases have recovered, taking the total recovered cases to 14,280, with 461 cases remaining active.


Among the cases, 4 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 the additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. Meanwhile, another case in Category 4 requires oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring. 4,901 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests carried out since January 2020 to 601,399.




Source: Radio Television Brunei