Was recorded two (2) deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of death to 5 after over a year.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has identified the first patient as Case 609, an 85-year-old local female, and the second patient as Case 1629, a 69-year-old local male. Both patients were admitted to the National Isolation Centre and suffered from lung infections after being infected with the virus.
The country also reported 110 new cases, increasing the cumulative total in the country to 1,983, with 1,508 active cases.
There are 40 active clusters, including two (2) new clusters: 10 cases of 1597 Cluster and 6 cases of 1640 Cluster.
Also reported were additional 53 new cases to the currently active clusters. In addition, three (3) imported cases were recorded: 2 cases arrived from Kuala Lumpur onboard flight Royal Brunei B1874, and 1 case arrived from Manila onboard flight Royal Brunei B1684. Both arrived on August 11.
Meanwhile, there were 46 unknown cases where the source of infection is still being determined.
The cases in the active clusters are individuals who are currently being quarantined and were found to be in contact with several confirmed cases.
There were 32 cases have recovered, bringing the total of recovered cases to 468 cases.
Among the active cases, 4 cases are in critical condition, where 3 cases require ventilators and 1 case requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Meanwhile, 27 cases have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,349 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 209,272 tests.
@ Jackie San