3 deaths, 263 new COVID cases

3 COVID-19 patients passed away

Brunei Darussalam records three more fatalities from COVID-19 patients today, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference held at the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Detailing further, the health minister said the first case was Case 4796, who was a 84-year-old man; the second case was Case 2688, who was a 32-year-old woman; and the third case was Case 5022, who was a 42-year-old man.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar reciting the Surah Al-Fatihah at the press conference following the announcement of the deaths today. James Kon

He added that Case 4796 and Case 5022 suffered multiple health problems and both cases were not categorised as death due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, Case 2688 suffered a lung infection after being infected with COVID-19.


 

263 new COVID cases, 5 new clusters 

263 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the country, with 5 new clusters, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 5,960.

There are 113 additional new cases to 17 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

The 5 new clusters are: 3774 Cluster that contains 7 new cases; 5390 Cluster that contains 5 new cases; 5677 Cluster that contains 14 new cases; 5449 Cluster that contains 7 new cases; and 5673 Cluster that contains 5 new cases.

Meanwhile, two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are Dragon Boat Cluster and 451 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 103 clusters.

At this time, 112 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

127 cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 4,022 cases.

The total number active cases are 1,898 cases.

Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, seven cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with one case requiring the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, 31 cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.


 

BruHealth App required to leave home

As per provisions under Section 62A of the Infectious Diseases Act Chapter 204, commencing Saturday, 25 September 2021, at 6 pm, only individuals who have the BruHealth app on their mobile phones or individuals who share the BruHealth app with other known individuals such as their caregivers, employers, managers or friends are allowed out of their household.

The BruHealth App displayed on a smartphone

Anyone who fails to comply with this directive will be subject to legal action, the health minister announced.


 

More details on Saturday’s Borneo Bulletin

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