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Cambodia’s migrant workers COVID-19 cluster numbers rise to 33 with six new cases, tally now 398

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A Battambang provincial security official undergoing swab tests at the referral hospital. Photo supplied

Cambodia’s migrant workers COVID-19 cluster, is still spiking as more workers flee Thailand as the situation in Thailand deteriorates.

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The Ministry of Health announced this morning that six more returning workers were tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 virus.

They are a 36-year-old female, from Chrey Commune, Maung Russey District, Battambang Province who returned on 11 January, 2021, a 32-year-oldfemale, from Doung Village, Boeung Reang Commune, Kamrieng District, Battambang Province, who returned on the same date, an 18-year-oldfemale, residing in Peam Chor District, Prey Veng Province, who returned on 10 January, 2021, a 21-year-old woman, also from Peam Chor District, Prey Veng Province who returned on the same date, a 21-year-old woman, residing in Doung Village, Boeung Reang Commune, Kamrieng District, Battambang Province, who returned on 11 January, 2021 and a 32-year-old woman, from Thibdey commune, Koas Kralor district, Battambang province, who returned on 11 January, 2021. S

All the infected patients are currently being treated at Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

The tally thus has climbed to 398, including 276 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, 27 are Cambodian migrant workers from Thailand.

A total of 376 of those infected have been successfully treated with 22 active cases still undergoing treatment. Khmer Times

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