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Migrant workers COVID-19 cluster in Cambodia increased to 88 with one new case and 1 one imported, bringing tally to 478

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A migrant worker returning from Thailand undergoing swab samples collection at Battambang. KT/Kong Arey

After a lull of several days, another Cambodian returnee from Thailand has been tested positive for COVID-19, it’s bringing the total number of migrant workers cluster to 88 as of 10 February 2021.

The migrant worker case involves a 40-year-old Cambodian female from Siem Reap Province. She had returned from Thailand on 27 January 2021 and failed her second test on her 13th day of being under quarantine.

The imported case involves a 26-year-old Nigerian male who arrived in Cambodia after flying in from Nigeria via South Korea on 8 February. He has been admitted to the Khmer  Soviet Friendship Hospital.

40 other passengers on the same flight have been tested negative and are still in quarantine in various hotels in the capital.

The two positive cases brings Cambodia’s total of COVID-19 positive cases to 478, comprising  344 Cambodians, 45 French, 19 Chinese, 16 Indonesians, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 6 British, 5 Indians, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 2 Japanese, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, and 2 Nigerians.

A total of 88 migrant workers have been diagnosed after returning from Thailand, with 83 of them treated and discharged.

Of the 478, 457 cases have been successfully treated and discharged from various medical facilities around the country while 21 patients are still in hospitals for treatment.

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