COVID-19: 13 New Positive Cases Reported

The Ministry of Health this morning announced the detection of 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed cases in Cambodia to 411.

According to the ministry’s press release, eight of the new cases are Cambodian migrant workers coming back from Thailand. They live in Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Battambang provinces. They have been admitted to Banteay Meanchey and Battambang Provincial Referral Hospitals.

The other five – 2 Cambodians, 2 Indonesians, and a Japanese – arrived in Cambodia on Jan. 12 from the U.S., Indonesia and Japan via Singapore and South Korea.  They have been admitted to the National Centre for Combating Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control in Phnom Penh.

The other passengers on the same flights have been put under 14-day quarantine.

The total 411 confirmed cases include 286 Cambodians, 45 French, 18 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 12 Americans, 12 Indonesians, 6 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 3 Indians, 2 Hungarians, 2 Pakistanis, 1 Belgian, 1 Kazakhstani, 1 Polish, 1 Jordanian, and 2 Japanese.

At the same time, a 28-year-old Cambodian migrant worker from Thailand has recovered; the total number of cured patients thus stood at 377, with no fatal case.