39 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country yesterday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 14,630. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health stated the matter at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation yesterday afternoon at Dewan Al'Afiah, Ministry of Health. Also joining the media conference were Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education.
There are 17 additional new cases to 4 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Two new clusters were detected that involved 9 cases. These new clusters are accommodation clusters. Eight clusters were closed following no new detected cases for 28 days. The closed clusters are Rani Jaya staff house, SWWC Sdn. Bhd., 11632, 11638, 11659, 9049, 8191 and 8095. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 147.
Meanwhile, 13 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection. 45 cases have recovered yesterday, taking the total recovered cases to 14,107, with 425 cases remaining active. Among the cases, five are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation. In the past 24 hours, 1,591 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests carried out since January 2020 to 587,766.
Source: Radio Television Brunei