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Less cases, more recoveries in Feb 20 outbreak

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A man has his sample taken for Covid-19 testing in Phnom Penh. TYDA via Facebook

Less cases, more recoveries in Feb 20 outbreak

The Ministry of Health on April 1 reported 37 new cases of Covid-19, all but two of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

The two imported case are Indonesian airline passengers, one of whom arrived from Singapore on March 30 and the other from Indonesia via a connecting flight in Singapore on March 18.

Among the latest cluster cases are one Korean, three Chinese and the rest are Cambodian.

The Cambodian patients include four children as young as eight months old.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 30, followed by Kandal at three and Preah Sihanouk at two.

On a positive note, the ministry also reported 49 recoveries linked to the February 20 outbreak, bringing the total to 726.

As of April 1, Cambodia had recorded a total of 2,477 Covid-19 cases with 1,219 receiving ongoing treatment and 14 confirmed deaths from the disease.

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