187 new COVID cases, five new clusters

Brunei Darussalam adds 187 new cases of COVID-19 today, with five new clusters, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 9,167, 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 Ministry of Health Hj Maswadi bin Hj Mohsin at the press conference held at the MoH building. JAMES KON

There are 52 additional new cases to 21 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

The five new clusters involved 43 cases and are all accommodation clusters where three of them – HTG Services Sdn Bhd Cluster, LDY Engineering Sdn Bhd Cluster and Massutera Engineering Sdn Bhd Cluster are workers’ dormitory clusters.

Three clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are Champion 7 – Blue Titanium Cluster, 3412 Cluster and 3748 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 162 clusters.

Meanwhile, 92 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

190 cases have recovered today, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 6,880 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 2,223 cases.

Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, eight cases are in Category 5 and currently 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 (ECMO). Meanwhile, 31 cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.


More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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