1 death, 139 new COVID-19 cases

1 new COVID-19 death

Brunei Darussalam today records another COVID-19 related death, a 73-year-old woman who succumbed to lung infection after contracting the coronavirus, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar (L) and Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin recite the Surah Al-Fatihah following the announcement at the press conference held at the MOH building. JAMES KON

Sharing further details, the minister said she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, National Isolation Centre (NIC) as she required assistance of artificial ventilation. “In order to protect and respect the privacy as well as confidentiality of the case’s family, the Ministry of Health will not share the case’s personal details. Members of the public are also requested to respect and not disseminate information relating to the case,”

With the new casualty, the death toll for COVID-19 in the country rises to 21.


139 new cases, 4 new clusters

139 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the country today, including 1 imported case, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,814.

The imported case recorded today arrived in Brunei Darussalam from Russia via Singapore on 03 September 2021 on board flight SQ 148.

There are 41 additional new cases to 10 of the existing active clusters. The cases in these active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.

Four new clusters have been detected that brings the total number of active clusters to 88 clusters.

These new clusters are: 4524 Cluster that contains 6 new cases; 4446 Cluster that contains 10 new cases; 4699 Cluster that contains 8 new cases; and 4440 Cluster that contains 3 new cases.

All these new clusters include cases that have been previously reported as cases for which the source of infection has not been identified.

70 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

112 cases have recovered today, where this total includes 13 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 at Day 12 and have been confirmed recovered.

With that, the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam has increased to 3,256 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,528 cases.

Among the active cases, nine cases are in critical condition, where eight of the cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, one case requires the help of
an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, 21 cases that were categorised in Category 4  are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.


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