Brunei records 113 cases, four new clusters

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam registered a further decrease in new COVID-19 cases with 113 detected yesterday bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 6,813.

However, four new clusters emerged and the total active clusters in the Sultanate now stand at 113.

This was announced by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference yesterday.

The minister said, “There are 47 additional cases to 11 existing clusters.

“Four new clusters were detected. They are Cluster 6347 with six cases, Cluster 6425 with four cases, Cluster 6427 with five cases; and Cluster 6678 with five cases.

“Cluster 1848 is declared closed following no new cases detected for 28 days.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman during the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON

“There are two import cases. Both cases arrived in Brunei from Manila on September 15 on board Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI 684.

“Forty four new cases are being investigated to determine the sources of infection.

“One hundred and thirty-nine cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,582 while total active cases are 2,185.

“Seven cases are in Category 5 and receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit requiring artificial ventilation with one case requiring the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).

“Thirty-four cases are categorised in Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.

“In the past 24 hours, 4,137 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 344,445.”

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman was also present.