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Cambodia logs 26th Covid fatality, 477 new infections

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A man has his sample taken for Covid-19 testing in Phnom Penh. TYDA via Facebook

Cambodia logs 26th Covid fatality, 477 new infections

The Ministry of Health on April 10 reported 477 Covid-19 cases linked to the February 20 community outbreak and the 26th death from the disease.

Among the 477, five are Chinese nationals and the rest are Cambodian including two children aged 1 to 12.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 454, followed by Preah Sihanouk at six; four each in Kandal, Takeo and Svay Rieng; Prey Veng at three; and one each in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap.

The ministry also reported 96 recoveries linked to the February 20 outbreak.

The deceased patient, identified as a 59-year-old Cambodian man residing in Kandouk commune of Kandal province's Kandal Stung district, died before he arrived at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

In determining the cause of his death, the deceased's samples were taken for Covid-19 testing and the result came back positive.

As of April 10, Cambodia had recorded a total of 4,081 cases with 1,970 receiving ongoing treatment and 26 confirmed deaths.

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