305 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 9,472. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health, stated the matter during the Media Conference on the latest COVID-19 Situation in Brunei Darussalam. The media conference took place at Dewan Al 'Afiah, Ministry of Health.

There are 106 additional new cases to 23 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, four new clusters have been detected that involved 28 cases. All of the new clusters are residential clusters, wherein two of it namely Mamih Café Cluster and Takaza Sdn Bhd Cluster are housing clusters where the companies' employees are residing. Three clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are the Chung Hua KB Cluster, 2085 Cluster and 4109 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 163 clusters. 171 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

217 cases have recovered bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 7,097, with 2,311 cases remaining active.

Among the cases, nine cases are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with three cases requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine or ECMO. 26 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 6,540 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 413,169 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei