One hundred and thirty new cases were reported on Friday leading the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam to 11,672.
Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar said that the 217 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
With that, the minister added, the total number of recovered cases in the country has increased to 9,091.
“Seven new clusters have been identified; all of these new clusters are private home clusters that involved 53 cases,” added the health minister.
Meanwhile, two of the clusters, namely the Strageco Staff house Cluster, Sumayanur Sdn Bhd Cluster and Mal Star Enterprise Cluster involved private homes that house the company’s employees.
With this, the total number of active clusters in Brunei stands at 170.
It was also reported that there are 38 additional new cases to 12 existing active clusters and they are those who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.
Whereas, 38 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection, said the minister.
Currently, there are 2,501 active cases in the country and among these cases, six are in critical condition, where all of them require assistance of artificial ventilation and three cases still require the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Furthermore, 18 cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,683 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 465,058.
COVID-19 vaccination status
In regards to the country’s COVID-19 vaccination status, to date the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations is at 346,829 doses.
Currently, 80.7 per cent of the nation’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, 56 per cent of the population has received a complete COVID-19 vaccine injection with 240,978 individuals completed their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, 8 violations have been detected nationwide and were issued with compound fines during the operations carried out by multi-enforcement agencies on Thursday night from 8pm until 4am.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar also shared that, out of the 8 violations, 6 were violations of out-of-house restriction.
For further information and latest updates, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bnor by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org the BruHealth App.
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