A total of 761 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported by the Cambodian Ministry of Health this afternoon; the tally increased to 13,402.
According to the ministry’s press release, the new cases include a 29-year-old Cambodian passenger from Malaysia and 760 community cases linked to the Feb. 20 event.
Of the locally transmitted cases, 408 were detected in Phnom Penh capital, 144 in Kandal, 83 in Preah Sihanouk, 67 in Banteay Meanchey, 15 in Takeo, 14 in Siem Reap, 13 in Kampong Speu, 6 in Kampong Cham, 5 in Thbong Khmum, 3 in Prey Veng, and 1 each in Koh Kong and Kampong Thom provinces.
The ministry also announced the recovery of 166 patients –1 passenger from abroad and 165 community cases: 110 in the capital of Phnom Penh, 33 in Kandal, 16 in Svay Rieng, and 2 each in Kampong Thom, Thbong Khmum and Prey Veng provinces. They have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.
The total number of cured cases in Cambodia therefore stood at 5,152, with 93 fatal cases (2 new deaths).
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press