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Five more deaths, 580 new infections as total surpasses 10,000 mark

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Health workers prepare to transport a Covid-19 positive patient in Phnom Penh. YOUSOS APDOULRASHIM

Five more deaths, 580 new infections as total surpasses 10,000 mark

The Ministry of Health on April 26 reported five new deaths from Covid-19 and another 580 transmission cases, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

The latest deceased patient are all Cambodians aged 32 to 81, bringing the toll to 79.

The imported case is a Cambodian migrant worker who arrived from Thailand through Banteay Meanchey province on April 24.

Among the 579 cluster cases are five Vietnamese, 12 Chinese and 69 Indonesian nationals, with the rest being Cambodians.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 337, followed by Preah Sihanouk province at 91; Kandal at 51, two each in Kampong Thom and Prey Veng; and one each in Svay Rieng, Tbong Khmum, Kep, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Speu.

The ministry also reported 177 recoveries, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 outbreak.

As of April 26, Cambodia had recorded a total of 10,555 Covid-19 cases, with 6,892 undergoing treatment and 79 confirmed fatalities.

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