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Cambodia’s COVID-19 migrant cluster infections rises to 82 along, along with one imported cases, tally now 458

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Cambodia this morning recorded two new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Among the two, one of them is a migrant worker returning from Thailand on 15 January 2021 and was tested positive.

The victim is a 26-year-old  male from  Sleng village, Sranol commune, Kralanh district, Siem Reap province.

According to the Ministry of Health’s press release made public this morning, the new cases are a 57-year-old Cambodian passenger from the U.S. and a. The first one arrived in Cambodia on Jan. 10 via South Korea and was tested positive for the deadly virus on her second test, while the second returned to the country on Jan. 15.

He has been admitted to the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital for treatment.

The second positive case involves a woman from Sangkat Choam Chao IV, Khan Por Senchey, Phnom Penh. She had returned from the United States via South Korea to Cambodia on 10, January, 2021.

She was tested positive on her second and is currently being treated at Chak Angre Health Center in Phnom Penh.

The tally now stands at  458 includes 331 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 13 Indonesians, 12 Americans, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 2 Japanese, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, and 1 Nigerian.

In addition to the two new COVID-19 positive cases, the Ministry of Health also reported two new recoveries.

They are an Indonesian male aged 43 years and a Cambodian migrant worker aged  34. They have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively.

The total treated and discharged  cases in the Kingdom now stood at 405 with zero fatalities.

Thirty (30) of the 53 remaining active cases have been hospitalised at Banteay Meanchey Provincial Hospital, 9 at the National Centre for Combatting Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control in Phnom Penh, and the rest at Battambang, Oddar Meanchey and Pailin Provincial Referral Hospitals, and Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital city.


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