ON THE CURRENT SITUATION OF COVID-19
IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
06 Safar 1443 / 13 September 2021
1. Today, Monday, 06 Safar 1443 / 13 September 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 two COVID-19 confirmed cases have returned to the grace and mercy of Allah.
2. The first case was Case 3495, who was a 77-year-old man. This case suffered from a blood infection (bacterial septicaemia) and is not categorised as death due to COVID-19. Whereas, the second case was Case 2391, who was a 42-year-old woman. This case suffered from lung infection after being infected with COVID-19 and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, National Isolation Centre as the case required assistance of artificial ventilation and an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
3. In light of this, in order to protect and respect the privacy as well as confidentiality of the cases’ family, the Ministry of Health will not share the cases’ personal details. Members of the public are also requested to respect and not disseminate information relating to the cases.
4. 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 cases’ family and pray their souls will receive blessings from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala and are placed among the pious. Al-Fatihah.
5. The Ministry of Health would like to announce that today, one hundred and sixty (160) new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the country bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,323.
- Today, four new clusters have been detected that brings the total number of active clusters to 73 clusters. These new clusters are:
- 4109 Cluster that contains 6 new cases;
- 2540 Cluster that contains 12 new cases;
- 4120 Cluster that contains 9 new cases; dan
- 4009 Cluster that contains 4 new cases.
All these new clusters include cases that have been previously reported as cases for which the source of infection has not been identified.
- There are 31 additional new cases to 12 of the existing active clusters. The cases in these active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.
- Meanwhile, 98 cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.
- Contact tracing for all these new cases is currently undergoing. All identified close contacts are required to undergo mandatory quarantine and RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test.
6. One hundred and seven (107) cases have recovered today, where this total includes 22 positive cases from Category 1 that have undergone self-isolation for 14 days at their respective homes. All of them have undergone second swab tests at Day 12 and have been confirmed recovered. With that, the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam has increased to 2,754 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,542 cases.
7. Among the active cases, eleven cases are in critical condition, where all the cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, twenty-seven (27) cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
8. In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,019 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 278,263 tests.
9. Meanwhile, since 14 August 2021, the Royal Brunei Police Force has conducted patrol operations and roadblocks throughout the country which to date, 30 individuals with BruHealth red codes have violated their quarantine orders and went out of their homes. The Ministry of Health takes this matter seriously and will take action by bringing them to court for the offense of violating the regulations under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204).
10. Let us together be responsible and play our part in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, and pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala that Brunei Darussalam is always protected and blessed, that its people and residents are always given health and well-being, safeguarded from all diseases and infections, especially the COVID-19 infection, and that all COVID-19 patients are given immediate recovery. Aamiin Aamin Ya Rabbal Alamin.
11. For further information and latest updates, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or through the BruHealth App. Any inquiries on COVID-19 can also be directed to the Health Advice Line 148, Talian Darussalam 123, Brunei Red Crescent (BRC) Helpdesk Line or email to: email@example.com.
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 06 Safar 1443H / 13 September 2021