Cambodia Records Three New COVID-19 Cases and Four New Recoveries

Cambodia's total number of cases rose to 96 on March 25, following a late night press conference from the Ministry of Health. Photo: CDC
  • Phoung Vantha
  • March 25, 2020 3:11 PM

The Ministry of Health late on Wednesday night (March 25) confirmed that three more cases were found in three areas, but on the same day three former COVID-19 patients were discharged.

PHNOM PENH--Cambodia on Wednesday confirmed another three cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Phnom Penh, Kanda province and Siem Reap province, bringing the total number of cases confirmed in Cambodia to 96.

The Ministry of Health announced that a 37-year-old Cambodian man living in Phnom Penh has today tested positive for COVID-19. The 37-year-old has since been quarantined at Chak Angrae referral hospital, but the ministry added that his wife has tested negative for the virus.

In Kandal province, a 59-year-old man has tested positive after coming into contact with a 60-year-old man who attended a religious congregation in Malaysia. He has also been placed in quarantine at Kandal provincial referral hospital, the Ministry of Health said.

The final case detected on March 25 includes a 37-year-old man who is believed to have come into direct contact with some of the French tourists who recently tested positive for COVID-19 while working as a driver. The driver is now under quarantine at Siem Reap provincial referral hospital.

As three new cases were reported today, the Ministry of Health confirmed that four men – three in Phnom Penh and one in Thbong Khmum province – have since recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative and being discharged. This marks Cambodia’s 10th recovery since January 2020 and at press time, nobody has died as a result of the virus.


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