COVID-19: Another New Case Detected; Tally 291

AKP Phnom Penh, October 30, 2020 —

Cambodia this morning reported another new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the tally to 291, pointed out a press release of the Ministry of Health.

According to the same source, the new case is a 51-year-old Cambodian man living in Phnom Penh. He is an operation officer at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). He arrived home on Oct. 28 via Cuba, Ethiopia, and South Korea. He has been admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital.

The other 86 passengers on the same flight with negative test result have been put in 14-day quarantine.

The total 291 confirmed cases in the Kingdom include 181 Cambodians, 45 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.

Meanwhile, no new recovered case was recorded, the total number of cured patients thus remains at 283 or 97.25 percent of the total confirmed cases.

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