Seventy-five new cases were reported today, announced the minister of health, leading the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam to 13,321.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar also revealed that 221 individuals have recovered from the infection, surpassing the latest number of daily cases.
With this new development, the total number of recovered cases in the country has increased to 11,723.
Three new clusters were also detected involving 20 cases.
“All of the clusters – Syazwanes Contractor, Meem and Ban 3 Construction Staffhouse – are private homes that house the company’s employees,” added the health minister.
Meanwhile, one cluster has been closed following no new detected cases in the cluster for 28 days which is the 5182 Cluster.
With this, the total number of active clusters in Brunei stands at 172.
Out of the new cases detected today, three were imported with two cases arriving from Kuala Lumpur on 20 October 2021 on board flight Royal Brunei Airlines BI 874.
Whereas, one case from Manila who arrived on 27 October on board flight Royal Brunei Airlines BI 684.
It was also reported that there are 26 additional new cases to 8 existing active clusters and they are those who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.
Twenty-six cases are still under investigation to determine the source of the infection, said the minister.
Currently, there are 1,508 active cases in the country.
Among these cases, six are in critical condition, where all of them require assistance of artificial ventilation and two cases still require the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Furthermore, 15 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 5,047 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 512,574.
COVID-19 vaccination status
In regards to the country’s COVID-19 vaccination status, to date the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country is at 353,399 doses.
Currently, 82.2 per cent of the nation’s population have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, 60.5 per cent of the population or 260, 338 individuals already completed their second doses.
Operasi Pulih violations
Meanwhile, three violations have been detected nationwide and issued with compound fines during operations carried out by multi-enforcement agencies on Monday night from 8pm until 4am.
The health minister also shared that, out of the three violations, two were out-of-house restrictions.
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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