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Cambodia COVID-19 migrant workers cluster, tally increases to 16 with total positive cases rising to 381

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Cambodia’s latest COVID-19 pandemic scourge has increased to 16 with another two migrant workers fleeing Thailand where there is a sudden surge in number of cases and deaths.

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The Ministry of Health announced this morning that the latest two victims to be tested positive after returning to Cambodia from Thailand are a 28-year-old female from Svay Thom village, Boeung Reang commune, Kamrieng district, Battambang province, who arrived in Cambodia from Thailand on 31 December, 2020 and a 24-year-old female, also from the same location and who had also returned from Thailand on 31 December, 2020.

The 381 confirmed cases in the Kingdom include 259 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 10 Indonesians, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, and 1 Japanese.

Of these, 41 were from the November 28 Community Incident while the migrant workers cluster tally has risen to 16 even as Thailand has approved the registration of illegal workers there.

The total number of recovered patients remains at 361 with no fatalities.

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