Brunei logs record high in COVID cases, deaths

COVID death toll climbs to 49 

Brunei Darussalam on Sunday records the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in a single day, adding 504 new cases and six deaths among COVID-19 patients.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Isham bin Haji Jaafar and Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin during the press conference held at the MoH building. JAMES KON

The national tally rises to 10860 and the death toll rises to 49.

According to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar, five of the deaths are COVID-19 related (three men aged 49, 63 and 61 and two women aged 58 and 73) while one woman aged 62 years old succumbed to other health problems.


Record number of daily COVID cases

With 504 new cases of COVID-19 logged in the past 24 hours, the total number of
COVID-19 cases rises to 10,860.

There are 208 additional new cases to 30 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

Meanwhile, four new clusters have been detected that involved 93 cases. All of the new clusters are accommodation clusters, with three worker dormitory clusters.

Three clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are 2629, Cluster, 3892 Cluster and 4812 Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 170 clusters.

Meanwhile, 203 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

195 cases have recovered today, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei
Darussalam to 8,045 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 2,741 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 additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, 29 cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.



More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin

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