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Cambodia begins home treatment for Covid patients, logs 25th death

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A woman has her sample taken for Covid-19 testing in Phnom Penh. Hean Rangsey

Cambodia begins home treatment for Covid patients, logs 25th death

Seventeen Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms started receiving treatment at their home on April 9, just two days after the Ministry of Health issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that provide details regarding treatment for those who are asymptomatic.

They are among the 576 new cases reported by the the ministry on April 9, which hours later also confirmed the country's 25th Covid-19 fatality.

In issuing the SOP, the ministry said out of Cambodia’s over 3,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, roughly 80 per cent are less severe in nature.

Such patients are to be treated by mobile health officials and medical volunteers who have undergone training on how to safely carry out such work, it said.

The latest deceased Covid-19 patient, identified as a 55-year-old Cambodian woman residing in Prek Leap commune of Phnom Penh's Chroy Changvar district, tested positive on March 30 and died on the afternoon of April 9 while undergoing treatment at Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.


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