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No new Covid-19 case as recovery jumps to 49

No new Covid-19 case as recovery jumps to 49

The Ministry of Health on Saturday said it found no new cases of coronavirus infections, while those who recovered has jumped from 34 cases on Friday to 49, or 43 per cent of the Covid-19 tally recorded since January. The ministry said it mistakenly reported 35 cases of recovery on Friday.

Of the additional 15 patients who recovered, eight are French nationals. They are among the 36 French tourists visiting Sihanoukville, most of whom tested positive while staying at a hotel which has since been quarantined and used for Covid-19 treatment.

Another 64-year-old French tourist from a different group at the hotel has also recovered. The nine have been discharged and are waiting to return home.

A 39-year-old Cambodian who had direct contact with the French tourists has also been discharged from the hotel after testing negative twice.

In Phnom Penh, the ministry said a 39-year-old high-ranking government official who contracted the virus has been discharged from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship hospital after testing negative twice.

In Kampot province, two Malaysian nationals aged 60 and 64 who volunteered to do Islamic religious work have been discharged from the provincial hospital.

In Battambang province, a 35-year-old Cambodian woman who contracted the virus from her husband after he returned from an Islamic religious gathering in Malaysia has recovered.

Her 46-year-old husband, however, is still being treated at the provincial hospital.

In Kandal province, a 60-year-old Cambodian Muslim from Sa'ang district's Svay Proteal commune has also been discharged from hospital. He is among those who returned from the religious gathering.

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