Nine New Cases of COVID-19 Reported; One Recovered

AKP Phnom Penh, June 27, 2020 —

Cambodia has reported nine new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number to 139, while one case has recovered, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health issued this morning.

The new cases were detected on 8 Cambodians from Indonesia and an Indonesian national. They arrived in Phnom Penh on June 25. They were all admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

The other passengers on the same flight tested negative have been put under 14 self-quarantine.

The cured patient is a 66-year-old Cambodian-American. He was allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.

The total 139 confirmed cases in the Kingdom include 67 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, 5 British, 3 Chinese, 3 Vietnamese, 2 Americans, 3 Indonesians, 2 Canadians, and one Belgian. Most of them are imported cases. Of the total patients, 129 have been cured successfully.

Since the first case detected in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far hit 13 provinces and capital of Cambodia.

By C. Nika