BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 24 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Brunei on Sunday added 212 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, with five new clusters and one imported cases, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Md Isham Jaafar at a press conference in the capital.
The total number of Covid-19 cases now passes the 12,000 mark, with 12,113 cases in Brunei as of Sunday.
There are 97 additional new cases to 16 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.
The five new clusters involves 31 cases and are all accommodation clusters, including two worker dormitories.
Six clusters have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. The closed clusters are 3016 Cluster, 3788 Cluster, 4360 Custer, 5673 Cluster, 5677 Cluster and Little Audrey Cluster. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 166 clusters.
The sole imported case reported on Sunday arrived in Brunei Darussalam from Russia via Singapore on board Singapore Airlines SQ 148 on 15 October 2021.
Meanwhile, 83 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
A total 240 cases have recovered on Sunday, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei to 9,608 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 2,424 cases.
Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, six cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit.
All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with three cases require the help of additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, 17 cases are in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,944 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 473,531. - The Borneo Bulletin/ANN