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Cambodia's Covid cluster cases now 477

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Cambodia's Covid cluster cases now 477

The Ministry of Health on March 7 reported 34 more cases of Covid-19, with three imported and 31 linked to the February 20 community transmission.

The three imported cases are all Cambodian UN peacekeepers who arrived from Africa via India on February 21.

Among the 31 cluster cases are one Vietnamese national, eight Cambodians and 22 Chinese.

Of the 31 Covid-19 patients, 14 are receiving treatment in Phnom Penh, 15 in Preah Sihanouk province, and one each in Kampong Thom and Prey Veng province.

These bring the total number of cases linked to the country's third community transmission to 477 in just two weeks.

In a press release on March 7, the ministry also reported that 19 patients whose cases were linked to the February 20 community transmission have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

The 15 include one Vietnamese national and two Cambodians, with the rest being Chinese.

As of March 7, Cambodia had recorded a total of 987 Covid-19 cases, with 476 receiving ongoing treatment.


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