140 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Brunei Darussalam today, bringing the total number to 8 thousand 44. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter yesterday afternoon at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation at Dewan Al ‘ Afiah, Ministry of Health.

 

The Minister of Health said there are 41 additional new cases to 16 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, four new clusters have been detected, bringing the current total active clusters to 144. All these new clusters are private home clusters that involved 31 cases. Two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the cluster for 28 days. The closed clusters are Immigration Cluster and Samima Cluster. Furthermore, 1 import case was a transporter who arrived in the country from Limbang, Malaysia and had undergone surveillance swab in the country on the 4th of October 2021.

 

In the meantime, 67 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. 133 cases have recovered yesterday bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 5,634 cases, with 2,350 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 assistance of artificial ventilation with two cases requiring the help of an additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. 32 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, a total of 5,062 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 379,121.

 

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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