Sixty-three new cases were reported on Friday, announced the minister of health, leading the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam to 14,121.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar also revealed that 89 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 13,322.
Two new clusters were also detected involving 10 cases.
“All of the clusters – Nur Naziba Construction staff house and M.Rahman construction staff house Cluster – are private homes that house the company’s employees,” added the health minister.
Meanwhile, four clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the cluster for 28 days which are the Fazrul Sdn Bhd Cluster, LNS Sdn Bhd Cluster, 7110 Cluster and 7215 Cluster.
With this, the total number of active clusters in Brunei stands at 169.
It was also reported that there are 32 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.
Twenty-one cases are still under investigation to determine the source of the infection, said the minister.
Currently, there are 702 active cases in the country.
Among these cases, five are in critical condition, where all of them require the assistance of artificial ventilation and one case still requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Furthermore, three cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,896 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted from January 2020 to 552,959.
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 376,127 doses.
Currently, 87.5 per cent of the nation’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, 67.9 per cent of the population, or 292,124 individuals already completed their second doses.
“Members of the public who have not obtained the COVID-19 vaccination and are hoping to obtain it before the Transition Phase commences on 19 November 2021 can acquire it at any vaccination centres via walk-in basis according to the pre-arranged schedules,” said the minister.
The minister further reminded employers to ensure each of their employees has obtained a complete vaccination before the Transition Phase commences.
Operasi Pulih violations
Meanwhile, 13 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 13 violations, 11 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.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN