COVID-19: National Counts Increase to 88,735 with Detection of 493 New Cases

AKP Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 jumped to 88,735 this morning with the detection of 493 new cases, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health.


Of the new infections, it pointed out, 189 were imported and the rest were community cases linked to the Feb. 20 incident.


Besides, the ministry registered 655 newly recovered patients and 16 new deaths; the total cured and death cases in the Kingdom thus rose to 84,506 and 1,778, respectively.


In an announcement yesterday, the ministry announced the detection of a total 836 cases of Delta variant in Cambodia so far, most of them are in Phnom Penh capital, followed by the provinces of Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, and Banteay Meanchey.


Only two provinces – Kep and Kratie – have not yet been affected by the fast-spreading Delta variant, it underlined.


The first COVID-19 case was reported in Cambodia in late January 2020 in Preah Sihanouk province. The confirmed cases have surged quickly this year due to the Feb. 20 community outbreak.


Source: Agency Kampuchea Press