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The disease has also claimed the lives of two Cambodian men in Phnom Penh
PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health on April 8 reported that 113 new cases of COVID-19 linked to the Feb. 20 community outbreak had been identified and that two persons had died of the disease.
According to the ministry’s press release, 103 of these new patients were identified in Phnom Penh, three in Kandal Province, three in Preah Sihanouk Province and one in Kampot Province.
These latest cases bring the number of COVID-19 cases linked to this recent outbreak to 2,496.
Meanwhile, a 68-year-old Cambodian man who lived in Phum Trea 4 Village in Meanchey District in Phnom Penh died of the coronavirus on April 7. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7, was brought to Luang Mey Hospital that same day and passed away 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital, the Ministry of Health said.
Moreover, a 49-year-old Cambodian man who lived in in Phum Trea 3 Village in Meanchey District in Phnom Penh died of the coronavirus on April 7. The ministry did not clarify when he had tested positive for COVID-19 or at which hospital he had been admitted.
These two recent deaths bring to 24 the official number of people to have died of the coronavirus in the country. At least five other people died after having tested positive for COVID-19 but the authorities maintain these deaths are not connected to the coronavirus.
In the meantime, 88 patients linked to this latest community outbreak and two patients who had tested positive upon arrival in the country have since recovered, the Ministry of Health said.
So far 756,526 persons have been vaccinated since the vaccination campaign began on Feb. 10. Among them, nearly a third—190,106 persons—are military personnel while the 566,420 civilians who were vaccinated did so on a voluntary basis.
The total number of cases recorded in Cambodia since the start of the pandemic in early 2020 now stands at 3,028. Among them, 1,914 people have recovered while 1,085 patients remain under care.