The number of daily infections of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia remains high with the detection of 72 new cases; the tally increased to 2,824.
According to the Ministry of Health’s a press release issued this morning, the new positive cases are a 28-year-old Indian passenger arriving in Cambodia on April 4 from India via South Korea, and 71 locally-transmitted cases – 67 Cambodians, 3 Chinese and 1 Burmese aged from 5 to 66 years old.
Phnom Penh capital took the lead with 32 new cases, followed by Preah Sihanouk province 22, Kandal province 9, Siem Reap and Pursat provinces 3 each, and Prey Veng and Kampot provinces 1 each.
Meanwhile, 47 COVID-19 patients have recovered. They include a 31-year-old Chinese passenger and 46 community cases: 42 Cambodians and 4 Chinese in Phnom Penh capital and the provinces of Takeo, Thbong Khmum and Kampong Thom. They all have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.
The total cured cases in the Kingdom now rose to 1,794, with 22 deaths. The new death case is a Cambodian man of 35 years old living in Mesang district, Prey Veng province. He passed away at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh on April 5, before getting his positive test result.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press