The Ministry of Health Confirms Four New COVID-19 Cases in Cambodia

Medical staff disinfect the grounds of the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, which is one of the country’s referral centers for COVID-19 treatment. Photo: Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital Facebook page.
  • Phoung Vantha
  • April 3, 2020 3:53 AM

The disease has so far claimed no victim in the country

PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health on Friday morning (April 3) announced that four new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been identified in Preah Sihanouk Province and Kompong Cham Province.

This brings the total number of cases in Cambodia to 114, with 35 recoveries and no death at press time.

According to the Ministry of Health, a 67-year-old Frenchman and 67-year-old French woman tested positive for COVID-19. They were part of a group of 36 French tourists who arrived in Cambodia on March 18 and, with a few exceptions, have since tested positive for the disease. The two new patients are under quarantine at a hotel.  

The third new patient is a 59-year-old French woman who was part of a group of four French tourists who were visiting Sihanoukville. She is now under quarantine at a hotel.  

The fourth new case is a 40-year-old Malaysian man in Kompong Cham Province’s Kang Meas District.  He was part of a group of eight Malaysian missionaries who tested positive for COVID-19 in Cambodia after attending a religious event in Malaysia in late February and early March. The patient is now quarantined at the Kompong Cham Province Referral Hospital. 

The Ministry of Health also announced Friday (March 3) that the 4-month old boy who was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 has now recovered. 


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