Brunei logs one new COVID death, 166 cases

COVID death toll rises to 51

The death toll for COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam climbs to 51 on Wednesday, as another COVID-19 related death was recorded, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference. 

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

The latest casualty was a 53-year-old man who suffered from a lung infection after contracting COVID-19 and was treated at the Intensive Care Unit.

166 new COVID cases

166 new cases of COVID-19 were added in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 11,386.

There are 55 additional new cases to 17 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

Meanwhile, one new cluster has been detected with nine cases. This new cluster is Anggerek Desa Staff House Cluster which is a worker dormitory. 

Two clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are 4571 Cluster and 5289 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 165 clusters.

Meanwhile, 102 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

198 cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei
Darussalam to 8,619 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 2,688 cases.

Among the cases being treated at this time, five cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with two cases require the help of additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, 21 cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,000 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to
454,179 tests.


More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin

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