Cambodia detected 262 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) this morning; bringing the tally to 5,480, pointed out a press release of the Ministry of Health.
According to the same source, the new cases include 260 Cambodians, 1 Chinese and 1 Vietnamese. They are all related to the Feb. 20 Community Event.
They were found in 12 provinces and capital across Cambodia. Phnom Penh capital took the lead with 260 new cases.
Meanwhile, 74 COVID-19 patients have successfully recovered; the total number of cured cases thus rose to 2,393.
The newly recovered patients are 1 Indonesian passenger of 34 years old, 1 Indian passenger of 28 years old, and 72 community cases linked to the Feb. 20 incident: 65 Cambodians, 6 Chinese, and 1 American in the capital of Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kandal, Kep, Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk and Svay Rieng. They have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.
Besides, the ministry yesterday registered 38 coronavirus-related deaths with two new death cases: two Cambodian men of 65 and 77 years old living in Kampong Speu province and Phnom Penh.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press