Cambodian CDC Admits Community Outbreaks Possible

Two more cases were admitted to Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital bringing Cambodia's total number of confirmed cases to 109. Photo: Rohany Isa

As two new cases are confirmed in Siem Reap province, the Cambodian Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that community outbreaks are possible.

PHNOM PENH--The number of confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cambodia increased again on March 31 as two new cases were confirmed in Siem Reap Province. This brings the total number of cases to 109 in the country. 

The Ministry of Health said a 39 -year-old Cambodian woman and her 12-year-old son who are living in Siem Reap Province have both tested positive for COVID-19. Both patients have since been quarantined at Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital.

The husband and father of the latest cases had tested positive for the virus earlier this month after returning from a religious gathering in Malaysia. 

Cambodia’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that there now is a possibility of community outbreaks in Cambodia, given that COVID-19 has now been identified 12 provinces and Phnom Penh. 

“We have not yet found evidence of community outbreaks, but there is a possibility,” the CDC said on March 31. 

The Ministry of Health has today announced that 23 people in Cambodia have recovered from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) since January 2020. The ministry stated that no-one has died as a result of the virus as of March 31.

 


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