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Cambodia logs 43rd Covid death; single-day infections skyrocket past 600 mark

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Cambodia logs 43rd Covid death; single-day infections skyrocket past 600 mark

The Ministry of Health on April 18 reported the country's 43 Covid-19 fatality and a whopping 618 new infections linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

The cluster cases include one American, one Filipina and seven Chinese nationals, with the rest being Cambodian.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 493, followed by Preah Sihanouk at 75, Kandal at 31, Svay Rieng at eight, Prey Veng at five, Kampong Speu at three, Takeo at two and one in Kampong Cham.

The ministry also reported 60 recoveries, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 outbreak.

As of April 18, Cambodia had recorded a total of 6,389 Covid-19 cases, with 3,865 receiving ongoing treatment and 43 confirmed fatalities.

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