2 New COVID-19 Cases; 2 Recovered Reported

AKP Phnom Penh, August 09, 2020 —

There are two new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and two cured cases reported in Cambodia, announced the Ministry of Health in a press release made public this morning.

One of the two new patients is a 27-year-old Cambodian female peacekeeper returning from her UN mission in Mali. She was tested positive on her 5th test. She was admitted to a hospital in Takhmao town, Kandal province.

The other one is a 41-year-old Canadian woman from Uzbekistan. She arrived in Cambodia on Aug .7 along with her two children. She was admitted to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

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

Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom rose to 248, including 164 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, 8 Indonesians, 6 Americans, 5 British, 3 Chinese, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 1 Belgian, 1 Indian, and 1 Kazakhstani.

On the other hand, the two cured cases are Cambodian men returning home from Pakistan, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 217 or 87.50 percent of the total cases.

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