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Brunei set a new high for Covid-19 cases, with 381 new infections (Oct 10)

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Brunei set a new daily high in Covid-19 instances on Sunday, with 381 new cases registered in the previous 24 hours, bringing the overall number of cases to 8,980.

Meanwhile, a 40-year-old Covid-19 positive patient died today, with the cause of death still being investigated, according to Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Md Isham Jaafar at a press conference in the capital on Sunday.

The health minister stated in the daily Covid-19 situation update that there are 195 new cases to 25 active clusters who are close connections with numerous positive cases.


There have been five new clusters discovered, totaling 60 patients.
All of the new clusters are accommodation clusters, with one being a worker dormitory, Destiny Jaya Sdn Bhd Cluster.

After no new instances were found in the cluster for 28 days, it was closed.
2839 Cluster is a closed cluster.
As a result, there are currently 160 active clusters.

Meanwhile, the source of the virus is still being examined in 126 new instances.

Today, 322 cases were recovered, increasing the overall number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 6,690 instances, compared to 2,226 active cases.


Eight of the cases at the National Isolation Centre are in Category 5 and are now being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

All of them require artificial ventilation, with three of them requiring the support of a second heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Meanwhile, 30 individuals have been classified as Category 4, requiring oxygen support and are being closely monitored.

In another event, Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, expressed his displeasure with irresponsible persons who do not follow the Covid-19 guidelines.


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Edited by ASEAN NOW Content Team
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