2 deaths, 135 new COVID cases

2 COVID-19 patients passed away

Brunei Darussalam today records 2 more deaths from COVID-19 positive patients, a 41-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man. Both experienced lung problems 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 at the press conference held at the Ministry of Health. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI 

With the new casualties recorded today, the death tally for COVID-19 in Brunei now rises to 20. 


135 new COVID cases, 6 new clusters

Brunei Darussalam today adds 135 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new clusters, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,566.

Sharing more details on the new clusters, the health minister said 3278 Cluster contains 4 new cases; 3892 Cluster contains 1 new case, Cluster 3859 contains 1 new case, CLuster 4157 contains 4 new cases, Cluster 4401 contains 9 new cases and Cluster 4490 contains 4 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.

With the new clusters identified, this brings the total number of active clusters to 82 clusters.

There are 15 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.

Meanwhile, 97 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

Brunei also adds 132 recoveries today, where this total includes 21 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.

The total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam has increased to 2,988 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,549 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, 33 cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.


First dose vaccination to resume tomorrow


The health minister also announced that Brunei will resume administering first dose vaccinations for the National Vaccination Program starting Thursday, 16 Sept 2021.

The vaccination slot bookings for those who were affected after the 1 Sept 2021 halt will be automatically carried forward in phases and will be given priority, added the minister. “However, due to limited vaccination slots, the public might be given slots at alternative vaccination centers. In this respect, the public is advised to check their booking appointments through the BruHealth App or SMS from time to time to ensure their booking dates and vaccination center.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin 

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