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Delta reaches most parts of Kingdom, tally nears 500

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Delta reaches most parts of Kingdom, tally nears 500

The Ministry of Health announced that another 65 cases of the coronavirus Delta variant were detected in Cambodia from August 11-13, reaching 22 of the Kingdom’s 25 capital and provinces and bringing the total to 494.

Among the latest 65 cases were 36 community transmissions, 17 migrant workers, four airline passengers, four medical workers and four civil servants.

On August 11, three cases were found in Battambang province in migrant workers returning from Thailand while another case was a local in Kampong Cham province.

On August 12, six cases were found in Phnom Penh among local residents and airplane passengers; four in Siem Reap; 11 in Preah Vihear; six in Mondulkiri; eight in Oddar Meanchey; three in Banteay Meanchey; seven in Kandal; and one each in Preah Sihanouk and Battambang.

On August 13, five cases were found in Veal Vong commune of Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district while nine were detected on migrant workers in Banteay Meanchey.

“From March 31 to August 13, Cambodia has recorded 494 Delta cases on migrant workers returning from Vietnam and Thailand, airline passengers, civil servants, medical workers and the locals.

“It had reached 22 capital and provinces, except Kep, Takeo and Kratie,” the ministry said.

It called on the public to strictly adhere to preventive measures to stem the virus.

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