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Cambodia’s migrant workers COVID-19 cluster numbers climb to 69, tally now hits 439

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As more Cambodian migrant workers flee Thailand where deaths and number of cases has been mounting, three more workers returning from Thailand have been tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

The Ministry of Health in a statement this morning said that the three workers are a 34-year-old male from Preah Sdach District, Prey Veng Province  who returned to  Cambodia on 15, January, 2021,  a 26-year-old female from  Sangkat Poipet, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province who  arrived in Cambodia on 12 January, 2021 and a 33-year-old female from in Rukkiri district, Battambang province, who returned to  Cambodia on 13 January, 2021.

All three are  being treated at Oddar Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

In addition to the three new positive cases, there were also three new recoveries. They are a 33-year-old female from  Spean Kandal village, Bavel commune, Bavel district, Battambang province, a 21-year-old female from  Chroy Smao commune, Thmor Kol district, Battambang province and a 29-year-old female living in Nimit 3 Village, Nimit Commune, O’Chrov District, Banteay Meanchey Province.

They were released from Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

The total confirmed cases in the Kingdom thus increased to 439, including 314 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.

Of them, 69 are Cambodian migrant workers from Thailand.

The total recovered cases in Cambodia thus rose to 385, with zero death recorded.

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