BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 19 (Xinhua): Brunei reported 187 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally to 11,047.
According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, all the newly recorded cases were local infections.
While the source of 154 local infections was still under investigation, one new cluster has been detected and two clusters closed following no new cases in the clusters for 28 days, bringing the total number of active clusters to 169.
There are currently 2,728 active cases being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Centre.
A total of 8,242 recoveries and 77 patients' deaths have so far been reported in the country.
However, among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar said, “Five cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the intensive care unit.
All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with two cases requiring the help of additional heart-lung machine (ECMO).
“Thirty cases are categorised in Category 4, requiring oxygen assistance and close monitoring.”
In the past 24 hours, 2,872 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 444,925. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN