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Ministry logs 40 Covid cases, 11th death

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

Ministry logs 40 Covid cases, 11th death

The Ministry of Health on March 29 reported another 40 Covid-19 cases linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

In a press release, the ministry also updated the Covid-19 fatalities from 10 to 11, though it did not provide further details.

Among the 40 new cases are six Chinese nationals and the rest are Cambodian. The Cambodian patients include nine children as young as four months old.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 28, followed by Koh Kong at six and one each in Kampot, Takeo, Svay Rieng, Kandal, Tbong Khmum and Siem Reap.

The ministry also reported six recoveries linked to the Feb 20 outbreak.

The latest cases bring the country's third community transmission tally to 1,748 with 658 recoveries.


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