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Cambodia's Covid cluster cases now 374

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Cambodia's Covid cluster cases now 374

The Ministry of Health on March 3 recorded 34 more Covid-19 cases linked to the February 20 community transmission, bringing the total to 374 in less than two weeks.

The 34 include two Vietnamese nationals, who stay in Svay Rieng province and are being treated there, and 15 Cambodians, nine of whom live in Preah Sihanouk province and are receiving treatment there. The rest are Chinese.

In a press release on March 3, the ministry also said four Covid-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

As of March 3, Cambodia had recorded a total of 878 Covid-19 cases, with 396 receiving ongoing treatment.


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