The total number of positive cases connected to the Feb. 20 incident, the third community outbreak of COVID-19 in Cambodia, rose to 194 with the detection of 58 new cases, pointed out a press release of the Ministry of Health made public this morning.
According to the source, the new locally-transmitted cases include 41 Chinese, 9 Vietnamese, 5 Cambodians, 1 Japanese, 1 Singaporean, and 1 Korean aged between 16 months and 46 years old. They all live in Phnom Penh.
Furthermore, 7 other infections were found on passengers from abroad. They are a 65-year-old Cambodian peacekeeper returning from a UN mission in Africa on Feb. 21, and 6 Chinese nationals living in Preah Sihanouk province. The latters were found positive for COVID-19 when they applied for a health certificate in order to return to their home country.
At the same time, a patient – a Cambodian young woman of 19 years old – has recovered and been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.
The total cured patients in Cambodia now stood at 477 out of the 697 confirmed cases, with no fatal case.
As of Feb. 24, 63 locations in Phnom Penh capital – entertainment clubs, hotels, apartments, restaurants, schools … believed to be related to the Feb. 20 Community Event have been located and temporarily closed down.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press