90 new cases, four new clusters recorded

Rokiah Mahmud

Brunei Darussalam recorded 90 new COVID-19 cases, raising the confirmed cases tally to 5,047.

Four new clusters were found contributing to 91 active clusters in the country, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday.

They are Cluster 4771 with three cases, Cluster 4772 containing four cases, Cluster 4785 Cluster with three cases, and Cluster 4761 with seven cases.

The minister said 23 new cases were found from 13 existing active clusters comprising individuals currently being quarantined and were found in contact with several confirmed cases.

“All these new clusters include cases previously reported as cases with unidentified sources of infection,” he said.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the press conference. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham also informed that Clusters 1385 and 1387 have been closed following no new cases reported for 28 days.

Meanwhile, 122 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 3,457, making the total number of active cases to 1,558.

The minister said, “Among the active cases, nine are in critical condition, eight requiring the assistance of artificial ventilation while one case requiring the help of an additional heart–lung machine (ECMO).

“Twenty-four cases in Category 4 have been admitted to the intensive care unit for close monitoring.”

A total of 3,938 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 303,291.