70 New Cases, 3 New Clusters Detected, 48 Cases Recovered


70 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday, taking the total cases to 14,771.


There are 18 additional new cases to 7 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, 3 new clusters have been detected involving 26 cases. 1 of the new cluster is an accommodation cluster; another one is a housing cluster that accommodates the employees of a company namely Borneo Air Conditioning & Engineering Staff House Cluster; while Pasar Pantai Jerudong Cluster is public place cluster. 6 clusters were closed following no new detected cases for 28 days. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 142 clusters. 26 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.


48 cases have recovered yesterday, bringing the total recovered cases to 14,210 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 462 cases. 4 are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit, with all of them requiring assistance of artificial ventilation. 1 case is in Category 4 that requires oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 3,872 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, taking the total laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 596,498 tests.




Source: Radio Television Brunei