2 COVID-19 patients passed away
Two more COVID-19 patients have died today, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference.
Sharing more details, the health minister said that the first case was Case 3495, who was a 77-year-old man. “This case suffered from a blood infection (bacterial septicaemia) and is not categorised as death due to COVID-19.” he added.
Meanwhile, the second case was Case 2391, who was a 42-year-old woman. The health minister said she suffered from lung infection after contacting the viruus and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, National Isolation Centre (NIC) as she required assistance of artificial ventilation and an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
160 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new clusters
Brunei adds 160 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of COVID-19
cases to 4,323.
Four new clusters have been detected that brings the total number of active clusters to 73 clusters.
These new clusters are: 4109 Cluster that contains 6 new cases; 2540 Cluster that contains 12 new cases; 4120 Cluster that contains 9 new cases; and 4009 Cluster that 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.
There are 31 additional new cases to 12 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, 98 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
Brunei also added 107 recovered cases today, where this total includes 22 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. With that, the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam has increased to 2,754 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,542 cases.
Among the active cases, eleven cases are in critical condition, where all the cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, 27 cases that were categorised in
Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin