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PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health has identified a new case of COVID-19, which involves a woman who contracted the disease as a result of the Nov. 28 community outbreak.
According to a press release issued by the ministry on Dec. 11, a 26-year-old Cambodian woman who lives in Daun Penh District in Phnom Penh tested positive for the coronavirus on Dec.10. She had met with a 35-year-old Cambodian man who tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 8.
This new patient is now under treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.
This latest case brings to 40 the number of coronavirus cases linked to the community outbreak that has involved Cambodia’s director general of the General Department of Prisons at the Ministry of Interior.
In order to curb this community outbreak, the Ministry of Health on Dec. 10 tested 3,158 samples collected from people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. The remaining 248 samples are due to be tested on Dec. 11.
A total of 357 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Ministry of Health since the start of the pandemic. Among them, 50 persons are currently receiving treatment, while the others have since recovered. No death has so far been attributed to the coronavirus in the country.