Media Conference on Latest COVID-19 Situation

102 new COVID-19 infection cases were confirmed yesterday in Brunei Darussalam which brings the total number of cases in the country to 2,960 people. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister Of Health stated the matter during the Media Conference of COVID-19 Situation at Dewan Al 'Afiah, Ministry of Health. Joining the conference is 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.

Yang Berhormat said that one new cluster was detected bringing the total number of active clusters to 49. The new cluster is now known as the 2089 Cluster which has 36 cases in which this new cluster also include cases that have been previously reported as cases of which the source of infection has not been identified. There are 30 additional new cases to 7 of the existing active clusters. Those in the active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases. Meanwhile, 65 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection. Contact tracing is currently undergoing in which all identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test. 91 cases have recovered yesterday, which includes 25 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 those recovered has increased to 1,144, whereas total active cases are 1,801. Among the active cases, seven are in critical condition, with six requiring artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, one case still requires an additional heart/lung machine ECMO whereas 29 cases categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,857 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests conducted since January 2020 to 239,143 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei