Cambodia Detects New COVID-19 Case, Tally 286

AKP Phnom Penh, October 21, 2020 —

One more positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in Cambodia, the Ministry of Health said in a press release issued this morning.

According to the same source, the new case is a 47-year-old Polish national who arrived in Cambodia on Oct. 19 from Poland via South Korea. He has been admitted to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

The other 53 passengers on the same flight with negative test result have been quarantined for 14 days.

The total confirmed cases in the Kingdom thus rose to 286, including 178 Cambodians, 43 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 9 Indonesians, 7 Americans, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 1 Belgian, 2 Indians, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Hungarian, and 1 Polish. Of them, 280 or 97.90 percent have successfully recovered.

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

By C. Nika