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Cambodia’s COVID-19 community outbreak remains contained, four days of zero new cases and four more recoveries

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Cambodia has once again regained its momentum of registering zero new cases of COVID-19 positive cases.

Its community outbreak of November 28 remains contained while no new imported cases were registered for the fourth consecutive day.

The Ministry of Health said that in addition to four days of no new cases, four more patients have been treated successfully and discharged from hospital.

They are from the Prisons DG Cluster involving:

A 24-year-old Cambodian woman living in Khan Sen Sok, whose husband works in the Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Interior; a 1-year-old boy living in Sangkat Niroth, Khan Chbar Ampov, the son of a 34-year-old man who was treated and released from the hospital on December 14, 2020 and a 30-year-old female patient who tested positive on November 29, 2020 and is being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital,

Imported cases involving a 46-year-old Cambodian male from Samrong Leu commune, Ang Snoul district, Kandal province, traveling from Japan to Cambodia on November 18, 2020 and a 32-year-old male traveler from Mali who arrived in Cambodia on December 11, 2020.

A total of 3639 test samples were collected, of which 2960 were analysed by the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on December 18, 2020- all negative. There are still 530 samples to be analyzed on December 19.

Of the 362 positive cases identified, 241 were Cambodians, of whom 41 were from the community outbreak of 28 November, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 9 Indonesians, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, and 1 Japanese.

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