Brunei logs 16 new COVID cases, 3 new clusters

Brunei Darussalam adds 16 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with three new clusters involving nine cases. The brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 15,202, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference on Monday. 

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the press conference held at the MoH building. MUIZ MATDANI

There is one additional new case to 1 of the existing active clusters who was previously a close contact with several positive cases.

All the new clusters are accommodation clusters, including one worker dormitory.

Three clusters (TSL Construction staff house Cluster, 12904 Cluster and Tauhid Jaya Sdn Bhd Cluster) have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28
days. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 111 clusters.

Meanwhile, 6 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

64 cases have recovered on Monday, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 14,837 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 265 cases.

Among the cases being treated at this time, one case is in Category 5 who is currently being treated at the Intensive Care Unit and requires assistance of artificial ventilation as well as an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, there is one
other case that is categorised in Category 4 that requires oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 1,774 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 640,295


More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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