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Migrant workers COVID-19 cluster in Cambodia increases to 89 with one new case, as 4 more patients recover; 442 vaccinated

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Doctor giving the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine to a volunteer. KT/Khem Sovanara

Cambodia’s COVID-19 cases related to migrant workers from Thailand increased again with the announcement of one new case, bringing the Kingdom’s tally to 479.

According to the announcement made by the Ministry of Health today, the new case is identified as a 52-year-old Cambodian woman residing in Kandal’s Takhmao town. She arrived in Cambodia from Thailand on February 9 and is now receiving treatment at Pailin Referral Hospital. She is so far the 89th returning Cambodian migrant workers from Thailand who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the ministry also said that four patients, all related to imported cases, have successful recovered from COVID-19, bringing the Kingdom’s total number of recoveries to 463.

They include a 66-year-old Cambodian woman and a 6-year-old Cambodian woman, both of whom are from Phnom Penh and flew from the US to Cambodia on January 20 and January 22 respectively, a 50-year-old Cambodian woman residing in Takhmao town who arrived in Cambodia on February 4 on a flight from Switzerland and a one-year-old Indonesian boys who flew from Indonesia to Cambodia with his parents on January 12.

Also today, Or Vandine, the Health Ministry spokeswoman reported that by yesterday 657 people have volunteered to be inoculated in the government’s vaccination programme, and 442, 164 of whom are female, are qualified to receive their first shots.

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