Cambodia’s trajectory for COVID-19 positive cases continued for the 16th consecutive days with zero new infections reported.
Thus, the total infected to date, from the first case reported on January 27th at Sihanoukville to the last reported case on April 12 in Phnom Penh, remains at 122.
At the same time, there was zero reports of new recoveries, leaving the total number recovered at 119.
There are still three COVID-19 positive victims undergoing hospitalization and treatment in Sihanoukville, Kompong Cham and Banteay Meanchey.
Ministry of Health officials continued to urge caution and stringent vigilance against the disease due to the possibility of asymptomatic carriers.
They also reiterated their appeal for recovered patients to go into 14 days’ self-isolation to prevent any relapse.
There has thus far been one case of relapse recorded on April 9, 2020.
The WHO has said that cases of COVID-19 – as with other diseases – are broadly defined under a three-tier system: suspected, probable and confirmed cases.
A suspected case is someone who shows clinical signs and symptoms of having COVID-19, but has not been laboratory-tested.
A suspected case with an epidemiological link to a confirmed case. This means someone who is showing symptoms of COVID-19 and has either been in close contact with a positive case, or, in a particularly COVID-affected area.
A confirmed case is “a person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection” as the World Health Organization (WHO) explains.