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There are 87 new Covid-19 cases and four new clusters in Brunei

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In Brunei Darussalam, 87 new Covid-19 cases were reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 14,378.

During the daily news conference on Wednesday, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar (photo) provided the latest information (Nov 17).

According to the ministry, seven existing clusters have accounted for 31 new cases.


Meanwhile, four new lodging clusters involving 30 instances have been discovered, one of which is the Sweet Lemongrass staffhouse, which houses the company's employees.

The number of active clusters has increased to 162 after no clusters were closed yesterday.

The source of the illness is being explored in twenty-six cases.

"Seventy-three cases have recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 13,786, while the total number of active cases is 494," Dr Mohd Isham added.


"Five of the patients in the intensive care unit are in Category 5, which means they all need artificial ventilation."

No cases in Category 4 require oxygen assistance or close monitoring, according to the minister.

4,038 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the last 24 hours, increasing the total number of lab tests completed since January 2020 to 570,625.


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