COVID-19: Tally Rises to 297 with Two New Cases

AKP Phnom Penh, November 09, 2020 —

The total confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia stands at 297 after two new cases were detected, announced the Ministry of Health in a press release made public this morning.

The new patients are Cambodian men of 29 and 38 years old living in Kandal and Takeo provinces. They arrived in Phnom Penh on Oct. 26 from Japan via South Korea. They have been admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital.

The 297 confirmed cases include 185 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 9 Indonesians, 7 Americans, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Hungarian, 1 Polish, and 1 Pakistani.

At the same time, there is no new recovered case; the number of cured patients thus remains at 288 or 96.97 percent of the total confirmed cases.

Regarding those coming in contact with the infected Hungarian foreign minister during his official visit in Cambodia on Nov. 3, as of Nov. 8, 944 people have been tracked down and tested for the deadly virus, of them one – the minister’s personal bodyguard – has positive test result.

The Ministry of Health has reminded them to continue conducting well their self-quarantine at their respective homes and to undergo three more tests – on Nov. 9, 14, and 18. For those who do not have the possibility to do self-quarantine at home, they can go to Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence in Sangkat Chroy Changvar, Khan Chroy Changvar as arranged by the ministry and Phnom Penh municipal administration, starting from Nov. 8.

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