ON THE CURRENT SITUATION OF COVID-19
IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
02 Rabiulawal 1443 / 09 October 2021
1. Today, Saturday, 02 Safar 1443 / 09 October 2021, by the will of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala and with a heavy heart, the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that one COVID-19 confirmed case has returned to the grace and mercy of Allah.
2. The case was Case 6779, who was a 67-year-old woman. The case suffered several health problems and is not categorised as death due to COVID-19. Meanwhile the cause of death for Case 7068 that was previously under investigation has been confirmed as death due to the COVID-19 infection.
3. In this opportunity, myself representing the Ministry of Health as well as the people of Brunei Darussalam, would like to express our deepest condolences to the case’s family and pray her soul will receive blessings and is placed among the pious. Al-Fatihah.
(recital of surah Al-Fatihah)
4. Today, one hundred and thirty-five (135) new cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 8,599.
- There are 42 additional new cases to 13 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.
- Meanwhile, three new clusters have been detected bringing the total number of active clusters to 156 clusters, as shown on the screen now. Two of the new clusters namely Adinin Works & Engineering Sdn Cluster and Tendrill International Sdn Bhd Cluster are housing clusters that house the companies’ employees. Meanwhile one cluster is as a result of the mass swabbing operation that was conducted in the Sengkurong area on 08 October 2021.
- Meanwhile, 43 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
5. One hundred and ninety-one (191) cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 6,368 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 2,168 cases.
6. Among the cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre, seven cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with three cases requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, thirty-two (32) cases are categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.
7. In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,191 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 398,274 tests.
8. On 08 October 2021, a total of 636 individuals have received the COVID-19 vaccine injection. This means that, under the National Vaccination Programme, a total of 324,564 individuals have received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine which is 71.6% from the total population. Meanwhile, 208,741 individuals have completed the second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine which is 46.0% from the total population.
9. Outcome from the multi-agencies enforcement monitoring that was carried out last night during the out-of-house restriction from 8 pm until 4 am this morning, a total of 36 violations of the directive nationwide were issued with compound fines. The public is reminded to comply with the directives that have been issued in order to restore the state of country from the COVID-19 infection.
10. In this opportunity, the Ministry of Health would like to express its deepest appreciation to all parties involved in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 infection in the country, especially to health volunteers. All the services and sacrifices in terms of energy, time, hard work as well as properties are greatly appreciated. For the public’s information, there are currently 260 government officers and staff, 92 health volunteers, 105 medical officers and nurses from the private sectors and those who have retired currently serving as volunteers in various facilities and performing various specific tasks. This number does not include the number of volunteers managed by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Here, I would like to welcome members of the public who wish to contribute their energy to the Government’s efforts in controlling the spread of COVID-19 to register as volunteers by calling 7455109. Anyone who register as a volunteer will be placed to work in a safe and low risk areas in accordance with the skills of the volunteers concerned. Thank you.
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 02 Rabiulawal 1443H / 09 October 2021