October 19, 2021

Cambodia Hits Highest Daily Coronavirus Cases

AKP Phnom Penh, Cambodia has recorded 179 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the highest ever daily infections since the first case was reported in late January 2020.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Health issued this afternoon, one of the new cases is a 31-year-old Cambodian passenger returning from Japan via South Korea, and 178 locally transmitted cases linked to the Feb. 20 Community Event.

Among the community cases, 135 are Cambodians, and the rest are Chinese (31), Burmese (10), Filipino (1), and Norwegian (1). The youngest one is 5 years old while the oldest is 74 years old.

Preah Sihanouk province took the lead in new positive cases (143), followed by Phnom Penh capital (26), and the provinces of Kandal (4), Prey Veng (3), Siem Reap (1), and Kampong Cham (1).

Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 now increase to 2,000 marks and reached 2,147, of which 1,622 are connected to the Feb. 20 incident.

At the same time, 58 patients have successfully recovered. They include 2 Indonesian passengers in their twenties, and 56 community cases - 28 Cambodians and 28 Chinese aged from 14 months old to 77 years old. They all have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.

The total cured cases in the Kingdom now rose to 1.132, with 8 deaths.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press