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Cambodia’s migrant workers COVID-19 cluster cases increase to 20 with two new infections, tally now 385

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Migrant workers return to the country through the O’Smach International Border Checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province. GDI

Two new cases of COVID-19 positive cases detected among returning migrant workers brought the migrant worker cluster total to 20 and the overall tally to 385.


The Ministry of Health in a release this morning said that the two new cases involved a  26-year-old  male from in Battambang province who returned on 2 January from Thailand on January, and currently receiving treatment at Pailin Provincial Government Hospital.

The second is a  25-year-old male from Banteay Meanchey Province who returned from Thailand on 4 January and receiving treatment at the  Banteay Meanchey hospital.

The 385 confirmed cases include 263 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 them, 362 have been so far cured successfully with no recorded fatal case, while the active cases remain at 23, among them 19 are women.

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