71 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country, bringing the total cases to 2,712.
There are 24 additional new cases to 9 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, 47 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection. Contact tracing for all these new cases is currently undergoing. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-Co-V-2 test.
Meanwhile, 130 cases have recovered today, where this total includes 51 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 Brunei Darussalam has increased to 966 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,734 cases. Among the active cases, 8 cases are in critical condition, where 7 cases require artificial ventilation and one case requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine, or ECMO. 28 cases under category 4 have been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 3,386 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus, bringing the total number of lab tests conducted since January 2020 to 232,227 tests.
Source: Radio Television Brunei