The Ministry of Health Reports No New COVID-19 Case 

An employee checks the temperature of a customer about to enter a bank in Phnom Penh on March 31. Photo Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP
  • Phoung Vantha
  • April 23, 2020 4:10 AM

For the 12th consecutive day, the number of cases remains at 122

PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health reported on Thursday (April 23) that no new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) case has been detected in Cambodia, which leaves at 122 the number of patients affected by the disease. 

"As of April 23, there has not been a new case of COVID-19 identified, and no one [among those under treatment] has recovered from the disease," the ministry said. 

Among the coronavirus cases identified in Cambodia, 110 patients have so far recovered and 12 remain hospitalized, the ministry added.

The last two cases identified in Cambodia were a 24-year-old Vietnamese woman and her 50-year-old Canadian husband who were found on April 11 to carry the disease and were put under treatment at Chak Angre Krom Hospital. 

No death has been attributed to COVID-19 since the first case was reported last December. 

According to the Ministry of Health release, nearly 10,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in Cambodia. 

The government spends more than $2,000 on the treatment of each COVID-19 patient, the ministry said, adding that the frontline doctors who are fighting against the disease have received a stipend of $50 per day.


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