173 new COVID cases

One non-COVID related death

One COVID-19 positive case died on Tuesday, while Brunei adds 173 new cases in the past 24 hours, 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 at the press conference held at the MoH building. James Kon

Sharing more details, the health minister said that the latest casualty was a 69-year-old woman who suffered from several other health problems and the death is not categorised as death due to COVID-19.

173 new COVID cases

With 173 new cases of COVID-19 detected including 2 imported cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in country rises to 11,220.

There are 83 additional new cases to 13 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

Meanwhile, two new clusters have been detected with 19 cases. Both are accommodation clusters and the HHY Construction Cluster is a worker dormitory cluster.

Five clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are Champion 7 – Platform Cluster, 3340 Cluster, 3395 Cluster, 3733 Cluster and 4944 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 166 clusters.

The two import cases arrived in Brunei Darussalam from Manila via Royal Brunei Airlines flight B1684 on 13 October 2021.

Meanwhile, 69 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

179 cases have recovered today, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 8,421 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 2,721 cases.

Among the cases being treated currently, six cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with two cases require the help of additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, 21 cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.

Meanwhile, to date there are 1,630 positive cases being admitted in isolation centres across the country of which 43.6% are local citizens and 56.4% are foreigners.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 6,254 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 451,179 tests.


More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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