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66 – number of Cambodian migrant workers infected with COVID-19, now 436

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A health official looking at swab sample at the Battambang provincial hospital. Photo supplied

Cambodia continued to register alarming increases in returning migrant workers testing positive for COVID-19 with another 10 detected yesterday, bringing migrant workers cluster total to 66.

The ministry of health made the announcement this morning even while Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the supply of one million doses of Chinese made COVID-19 vaccines gifted by the Chinese Government.

The 10 cases announced today are a 30-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman, a 32-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman, all of whom are from Sangkat Phsar Kandal, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province and had arrived in Cambodia on 13 January, 2021, a 21-year-old woman, from Thmor Koul District, Battambang Province who arrived on 13 January, 2021, a 25-year-old woman, residing in Bavel District, Battambang Province, arrived on 12 January, 2021, a 19-year-old woman, residing in Sangkat Phsar Kandal, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province, a 33-year-old man from Tapoung commune, Thmor Kol district, Battambang province who returned on 12 January, 2021,
They are currently being treated at Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

A 31-year-old woman from Stung Karch Commune, Sala Krao District, Pailin Province who arrived on 12 January, 2021, a36-year-old female from the same area who returned on 2 January 2, 2021 and was tested positive on the 13th day and a 31-year-old woman from the same area and who had returned on the same date and tested positive on the 13th day.

Meanwhile a 21-year-old woman from Koun Phnom village, O’Andong commune, Sala Krao district, Pailin province who traveled from Thailand to Cambodia on January 1, 2021 was treated and discharged from the Pailin Provincial Referral Hospital.

The latest tally is now 436 confirmed cases in the Kingdom include 311 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 12 Indonesians, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 2 Japanese, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, and 1 Jordanian.

The total recovered cases in Cambodia thus rose to 382, with zero death recorded.

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