82 New COVID-19 Cases

82 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Brunei Darussalam, bringing the total cases to 2,462. 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. Joining the media conference was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy.

Two new clusters have been detected, bringing the total number of active clusters to 45. This new cluster is Cluster 2155 that contains 6 cases and Cluster 2230 with 4 cases.

There are 43 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, 28 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.

51 cases have recovered, bringing the total of recovered cases to 664 cases. This means, a total of 1,788 active cases have been recorded in Brunei Darussalam.

Among the active cases, six cases are in critical condition, where five cases require the assistance of artificial ventilation. One case that was reported yesterday requiring the help of an additional heart/lung machine, ECMO has gradually recovered and no longer needs assistance from the ECMO machine. However, one of the mothers who had given birth at the National Isolation Centre now needs the assistance of artificial ventilation and additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. Meanwhile, twenty-nine cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,035 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 223,861 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei