130 new cases, 7 new clusters

7 new clusters with 53 cases

Brunei Darussalam adds 130 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 1 imported case and 7 new clusters containing 53 cases. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 11,672.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar (L) and Permanent Secretary at the MoH Hj Maswadi bin Hj Mohsin at the press conference held at MoH building. James Kon

This was shared by the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference on Friday.

There are 38 additional new cases to 12 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

All of the new clusters are accommodation clusters where three of them, Strageco Staff house Cluster, Sumayanur Sdn Bhd Cluster, and Mal Star Enterprise Cluster are worker dormitories.

Three clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are 3274 Cluster, 4440 Cluster and 4917 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 170 clusters.

The imported case is a lorry driver (transporter) who made a round trip from Limbang, Sarawak to Brunei on 20 October 2021. As per the regulations enforced at present, they are required to undergo surveillance tests every two weeks.

Meanwhile, 38 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

217 cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 9,091 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 2,501 cases.

Among the cases being treated at this time, six cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with three cases require the help of additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, 18 cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,683 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 465,058 tests.

More details on Saturday’s Borneo Bulletin

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