Brunei sees record daily new Covid-19 cases and four more death also reported

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept 26 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The number of active Covid-19 cases in Brunei surpassed 2,000 on Saturday night (Sept 26) after the Sultanate reported a record daily high of 326 new cases including three new clusters.

This was revealed by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham Jaafar during the daily press conference in the city.

The minister said there are 61 additional cases to 19 active clusters.

The three new clusters are: Pusat Al-Islah Cluster with 128 cases, Serambangun Industrial Park Cluster with 25 cases; and Cluster 5532 with eight cases. This brings the total active clusters to 106.

Some 104 cases are being investigated to determine the sources of infection.

The minister said, “One hundred and sixty-six cases have recovered today bringing the number of recovered cases to 4,188 while the active cases are 2,054.”

Among the cases receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre, eight are in Category 5 requiring artificial ventilation with one case requiring the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Thirty-one cases are categorised in Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.

“In the past 24 hours, 4,487 samples were tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 330,478,” said the minister.

Brunei also recorded two Covid-related deaths and two non-Covid deaths yesterday, bringing the total Covid-related deaths to 29.

The minister said, “By the will of Allah the Almighty, the Ministry of Health (MoH) informs the public that four Covid-19 cases have returned to the grace and mercy of Allah the Almighty.”

The first is Case 5034, a 47-year-old man; the second is Case 5281, a 86-year-old woman; the third was Case 4907, a 91-year-old man; and the fourth is Case 4245, a 36-year-old man. Case 5034 and Case 4907 suffered multiple health problems and were not categorised as COVID-19 death. Case 5281 and Case 4245 suffered lung problems after contracting Covid-19. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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