Cambodia announced to detect 23 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and one recovered case, according to a news release of the Ministry of Health issued this afternoon.
The new cases consist of 19 Cambodians (1 woman) and four Indonesians (1 woman), it pointed out, adding that eight of them arrived in Phnom Penh from Indonesia on July 23 on two different flights. The rest, all Cambodian men, returned home from Russia and Egypt since July 19 and they were found positive only on this 3rd test.
With the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases in Cambodia rose to 225, including 147 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, 7 Indonesians, 5 British, 4 Americans, 3 Chinese, 3 Vietnamese, 2 Canadians, and 1 Belgian.
Meanwhile, continued the same source, another COVID-19 patient has been cured, bringing the total recovered cases to 143 or 63.55 percent. The cured patient is a 26-year-old Cambodian man returning from Indonesia. He has been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.
Since the first case detected in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far hit 13 provinces and capital of Cambodia.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press