COVID-19: 678 New Cases; Tally 35,511

The tally of COVID-19 in Cambodia jumped to 35,511 with 678 new cases registered, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health made public this noon.

Of the new infections, 49 are imported and the rest are locally transmitted cases linked to the Feb. 20 Community Event.

At the same time, 557 more patients have been allowed to be discharged after being tested negative twice consecutively for COVID-19; bringing the total recovered cases in Cambodia to 28,649.

Besides, the ministry recorded 12 new coronavirus-related deaths; the total number of fatal cases stood at 278.

The first COVID-19 case was reported in Cambodia in late January 2020 in Preah Sihanouk province. The confirmed cases have surged quickly this year due to the Feb. 20 community outbreak.