78 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country yesterday, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 14,918. 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.
There are 38 additional new cases to 7 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, 2 new clusters were detected involving 11 cases. The new clusters are accommodation clusters, with one, CA Mohammad Bunut Staff House being a housing cluster that accommodates the company’s employees. 3 clusters were closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days, namely Clusters 7339, 12401 and 12602.
Therefore, the current total active clusters stand at 133. 29 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of infection. 62 cases have recovered, taking the total recovered cases to 14,342, with 477 cases remaining active. Among the cases, four are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit.
All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation, with one case requiring the additional heart/lung machine, ECMO. Meanwhile, another case in Category 4 requires oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring. 3,771 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of lab tests carried out since January 2020 to 605,170.
Source: Radio Television Brunei