2 COVID-19 patients passed away
Two more COVID-19 patients passed away today, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference.
The first case was Case 4232, who was a 51-year-old man who succumbed to lung infection after being infected with COVID-19. The second case was Case 4889, who was an 82-year-old man who had several health problems. The second case’s death was not categorised as death due to COVID-19.
Following the announcement, the death toll for COVID-19 in the country climbs to 22.
143 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new clusters
Brunei adds 143 new cases of COVID-19 today, and two new clusters, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,957.
37 additional new cases were added to 8 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.
Sharing more details on the new clusters, the health minister said 4751 Cluster contains 15 new cases and 4812 Cluster contains 6 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.
Meanwhile, one more cluster, 884 Cluster has been closed following no new detected cases in the cluster for 28 days. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 89 clusters.
85 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
79 cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 3,335 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,590 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.