Brunei records 141 new cases, five new clusters

Rokiah Mahmud

Brunei Darussalam yesterday recorded 141 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,035.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) also detected five new clusters, bringing the total number of active clusters to 63.

The latest COVID-19 updates were highlighted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday.

Also present was Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah.

The minister said, “Cluster 3095 records two new cases, Cluster 3016 seven new cases, Cluster 3723 seven new cases, Cluster 3715 six new cases and Lof Bakery Cluster 15 new cases.

“All these new clusters include cases previously reported as cases for which the sources of infection have not been identified.”

Meanwhile, the minister said there were 25 additional new cases to eight of the existing active clusters. “The cases in these active clusters are individuals in quarantine and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases,” he added.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham also said that 79 cases are being investigated to determine the sources of infection. Contact tracing for the new cases is underway.

Identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 testing.