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Cambodia logs 33rd Covid fatality, 181 new infections

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Cambodia logs 33rd Covid fatality, 181 new infections

The Ministry of Health on April 13 reported the country's 33rd Covid-19 death and another 181 transmission cases, all but three of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

Of the three imported case, one is a Cambodian migrant worker who arrived from Thailand on April 11. The other two are airline passengers, one of whom is a nine-year-old Cambodian girl who arrived from the US via South Korea on March 30. The other Covid-19 positive passenger is a Cambodian man who arrived from India via South Korea on March 30.

The 178 cluster cases include one Vietnamese, one Indonesian and one Frech nationals, with the rest being Cambodian.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 140, followed by Svay Rieng at 14, Preah Sihanouk at eight, Prey Veng at six, Siem Reap at four, Kandal at three, and one each in Takeo, Kratie and Preah Vihear.

The ministry also reported 40 recoveries linked to the February 20 outbreak.

The latest deceased patients, aged 57 to 79, are all Cambodians residing in Phnom Penh, one of whom died en route to the hospital.

As of April 13, Cambodia had recorded a total of 4,696 Covid-19 cases with 2,406 receiving ongoing treatment and 33 confirmed deaths from the disease.

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