COVID-19: Tally Rises to 33,613 with 538 New Infections

The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia jumped to 33,613 after 538 new cases were reported, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health made public this morning.

Of the new infections, 29 are imported and the rest are community cases related to the Feb. 20 incident.

On the other hand, 534 more patients have been successfully cured; bringing the total number of recovered cases in the Kingdom to 26,078.

At the same time, the pandemic claimed ten more lives; the total fatal cases therefore stood at 252.

Yesterday evening, the Ministry of Health announced the detection of B.1.617 variant, which spreads more easily than other variants, on three Cambodian migrant workers returning from Thailand via O' Smach gate.

The ministry thus advised all municipal and provincial health departments to pay extra attention and well implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as to conduct thorough investigation into suspected cases.

It also reminded people to stick to the "3 Dos, 3 Don'ts" measure and other health and administrative measures in order to jointly prevent the spread of COVID-19 and avoid larger transmission in the community.

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