193 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 9,665.
There are 33 additional new cases to 11 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, three new clusters have been detected that involved 21 cases. All of the new clusters are accommodation clusters in which one of it, the Excapade, KB Cluster is a housing cluster where the company’s employees are residing. Three clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are the 2089 Cluster, 4009 Cluster and 4321 Cluster.
Therefore, the current total active clusters are 163 clusters. 139 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. 218 cases have recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 7,315, with two thousand 284 cases remaining active. Among the cases, seven cases are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require the help of artificial ventilation with two cases requiring the assistance of additional heart/lung machine or ECMO. 26 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 6,357 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 419,526.
Source: Radio Television Brunei