COVID-19: Zero New Case for Five Days in a Row; Tally Remains at 273

AKP Phnom Penh, August 21, 2020 —

Cambodia reported no new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for five days in a row, said the Ministry of Health in its press release issued this morning.

The tally thus remains at 273, including 174 Cambodians, 40 French, 17 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 8 Indonesians, 7 Americans, 5 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 1 Belgian, 1 Indian, and 1 Kazakhstani.

Meanwhile, added the press release, six new recovered cases were recorded. They are all Cambodian men aged from 23 to 57 years old returning home from Qatar, the U.S. and Indonesia. They have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.

The total number of cured patients in Cambodia thus rose to 259 or 94.87 percent of the total cases, pointed out the same source.

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