ON THE CURRENT SITUATION OF COVID-19
IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
05 Safar 1443 / 12 September 2021
1. Today, Friday, 05 Safar 1443 / 12 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 2462, who was a 30-year-old man. This case suffered from lung infection after being infected with COVID-19. Whereas the second case was Case 4052, who was a 54-year-old woman. This case suffered multiple health problems and is not categorised as death due to COVID-19.
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 twenty-eight (128) new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the country bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,163.
- Today, six new clusters have been detected that brings the total number of active clusters to 69 clusters. These new clusters are:
- 2629 Cluster that contains 6 new cases;
- 3096 Cluster that contains 9 new cases;
- 3965 Cluster that contains 5 new cases;
- 3748 Cluster that contains 7 new cases;
- 3733 Cluster that contains 10 new cases; and
- 4043 Cluster that contains 7 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 25 additional new cases to 11 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, 59 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 six (106) cases have recovered today, where this total includes 32 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 2,647 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 1,491 cases.
7. Among the active cases, eleven cases are in critical condition, where ten cases require assistance of artificial ventilation. Meanwhile, one case requires the help of an additional heart/lung machine (ECMO). Meanwhile, twenty-seven (27) cases that were categorised in Category 4 are now admitted at the Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring.
8. On this day as well, Alhamdulillah, one more case has safely given birth to a baby girl via surgery. Both mother and the newborn are in good condition.
9. In the past 24 hours, a total of 3,606 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 275,244 tests.
10. Furthermore, the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that commencing Monday, 06 Safar 1443 / 13 September 2021, the Temburong Vaccination Centre at the Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam Hospital will start operations at the Belalong Community Hall. The operation hours for the Temburong Vaccination Centre at the Belalong Community Hall is:
Day: Monday – Thursday & Saturday
Time: 8:15 am til 11:30 am & 1:45 pm til 3:30 pm
11. At this opportunity, the Ministry of Health would like to remind the public to not discriminate any patients or former patients and anyone associated with them, including their place of work. For public's information, former COVID-19 patients have been confirmed as recovered and will not infect others. Any discrimination against COVID-19 patients or former patients should not happen, instead the public should give support to them as they go through the recovery process after being infected and further pray for the well-being and recovery of those still in treatment.
12. Let us all 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.
13. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Reference : KK/PR/2
Date : 05 Safar 1443H / 12 September 2021