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Virus toll now 114, four-month-old child recovers

Virus toll now 114, four-month-old child recovers

The Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed four more cases of coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 114. Of the number, 32 are women.

Two of the latest cases were found in French nationals, both aged 67. They are among the more than 30 French tourists visiting Sihanoukville, most of whom tested positive for Covid-19 while staying at a hotel which has since been quarantined and temporarily used for treatment.

Another 59-year-old French national at the hotel also contracted the virus, but she is among four French tourists from a different group.

In Kampong Cham province, a 40-year-old Malaysian national tested positive. He is among eight people who volunteered to do Islamic religious work in the province's Kang Meas district, seven of whom are already infected with the virus.

As of Friday morning, the ministry said 35 Covid-19 patients have recovered – a Chinese man, three Britons, a Belgian, nine French nationals, and 21 Cambodians.

Among the 35 is a four-month-old baby of a 35-year-old Frenchman who has also recovered. The child was first treated at the Kantha Bopha Children's hospital before being transferred to the National Pediatric Hospital.

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