Kingdom’s Covid cluster cases top 500

The Ministry of Health on March 8 reported 24 more cases of Covid-19 linked to the February 20 community transmission, bringing the total to 501.

The 24 include five Vietnamese nationals and seven Cambodians, with the rest being Chinese.

Of the 24 patients, three are receiving treatment in Kandal province, 12 in Phnom Penh, one each in Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom provinces, and the rest in Preah Sihanouk province.

In a press release, the ministry also said seven Covid-19 whose cases were linked to the February 20 community transmission have recovered and been discharged from hospital. Among the seven are three Chinese nationals and four Cambodians.

As of March 8, Cambodia had recorded a total of 1,011 Covid-19 cases, with 493 receiving ongoing treatment.


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