Brunei Darussalam's total COVID-19 cases climbed to 723 as 83 new cases were reported. This was stated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation yesterday afternoon at Dewan Al 'Afiah, Ministry of Health.
Yang Berhormat said there are additional cases for the existing active clusters: 29 cases for ChungHwa KB Cluster; 6 cases for 477 Cluster; 4 cases for the Immigration Cluster; 3 for Champion 7 Cluster; 1 for TOTAL Cluster and 1 for BSP HQ Cluster. Apart from that, there are 2 new clusters detected. 2 new cases, Case 646 and Case 652 are linked to Case 495 reported on the 12th of August, and Case 618 reported on the 14th of August. This cluster is now known as Cluster 495, referring to Case 495. 1 new case, Case 649 is linked to Case 535 reported on the 12th of August, and Case 616 reported on the 13th of August. This cluster is now known as Cluster 535, referring to Case 535.
Meanwhile, there are 32 cases with unidentified source of infection. Cases in these active clusters are those who underwent quarantine after being found to have contact with several previous positive cases.
There are 4 imported cases recorded, arriving in the country from Manila on the 1st of August 2021 boarding the Royal Brunei flight BI684. Contact tracing for all new cases is currently on-going. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-Co-V-2 test.
No new recovered cases today, with total recovered cases remain at 330. This means there are 391 active cases recorded in the country. Out of the figure, two cases are in critical condition and require respiratory assistance, and two cases are under close monitoring at the National Isolation Centre. In the past 24 hours, 2,739 samples of the SARS Co-V-Two virus test were carried out, bringing the total number of lab tests conducted since January 2020 to 172,508.
Source: Radio Television Brunei