COVID-19: The Suspected Case Confirmed Positive by Pasteur Institute of Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 26, 2020 —

The suspected case, a 70-year-old Hungarian man, was confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, according to another press release of the Ministry of Health issued on Sept. 26.

The new case or the 276th case, arrived in Cambodia on Sept. 13 from France via South Korea. He was tested negative upon his arrival and was put in quarantine. On Sept. 25, the 13th day of his quarantine, he was retested and the result showed that he was suspected to get infected with the deadly virus. His specimen was sent to the Institute Pasteur of Cambodia for confirmation in the night of the same day.

He has been now hospitalised at Siem Reap provincial hospital.

The 276 confirmed cases in Cambodia include 174 Cambodians, 41 French, 17 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 8 Indonesians, 7 Americans, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 1 Belgian, 1 Indian, 1 Kazakhstani, and 1 Hungarian.

Of them, 274 or 99.27 percent have recovered.

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

By C. Nika