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Cambodia’s COVID-19 positive cases rise to 460 with migrant cluster increasing to 83 and another imported case

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Cambodia’s migrant worker’s COVID-19 cluster has now risen to 83 with  23-year-old woman  from Samaki Meanchey Village, Sangkat Poipet, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province testing positive at the 3rd test.

She had  arrived in Cambodia on 12 January, 2021, and is currently being treated at Banteay Meanchey Provincial Referral Hospital.

The imported case involves a  24-year-old Indonesian male who resides  in Sihanoukville.

He had flown back to Cambodia from Indonesia via Singapore on 12 January 2021 and was tested positive during the second test protocol.

He is  currently warded at the  National Center for Tuberculosis and Hepatitis C in Phnom Penh.

With the two additional cases, the tally now stands a 460 confirmed cases include 332 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 14 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.

Of these, 83 are migrant workers who had fled Thailand where the death toll now stands at 75 out of a total of  13,687 cases tested positive.

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