Brunei logs a lowly 18 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Dec 1); low number cases seen over last two weeks


Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Isham during the press conference held at the MoH building in Bandar Seri Begawan on Wednesday (Dec 1, 2021). - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Dec 1 (Borneo Bulletin): Brunei added a very low 18 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, including 2 imported cases.

Only one new cluster involving five cases has been reported. This brings the total number of cases to 15,111, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Md Isham Jaafar at a press conference on Wednesday.

There are 3 additional new cases to 1 of the existing active cluster who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

The new cluster reported on Wednesday is a worker dormitory.

Five clusters Al Rejek Sdn Bhd Cluster, Rentokil Initial Cluster, 4157 Cluster, 8132 Cluster and Ban 3 Construction staff house Cluster) have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days.

Therefore, the current total active clusters are 127 clusters, said the health minister.

The two imported cases reported on Wednesday arrived in Brunei from Egypt via Kuala Lumpur on board flight Royal Brunei BI 874 on 17 November 2021.

Meanwhile, 8 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

Fifthy eight cases have recovered on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 14,565 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 447 cases.

Among the cases being treated at this time, two cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation, with one case requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).

Meanwhile, there is one other case that is categorised in Category 4 that requires oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,876 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 623,500 tests. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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