The Ministry of Health Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases

The three Cambodian men who just tested positive for COVID-19 had come back to the country on a flight from Jakarta on July 23. Photo: Cambodian Embassy in Indonesia Facebook page.  
  • Phoung Vantha
  • August 10, 2020 4:03 AM

The patients who are Cambodians had recently returned from abroad

PHNOM PENH—The Ministry of Health on Monday (August 10) announced that three new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been identified.

The patients are Cambodian men from Tboung Khmum Province who returned to the country on July 23 on a flight from Indonesia. Stranded in that country due to the pandemic, the Cambodian Embassy in Indonesia had helped coordinate their trip back home.

Under mandatory quarantine since their return, they tested positive for COVID-19 on the 13th day of the 14-day quarantine, the Ministry of Health said in a press release.

Respectively 23, 26 and 26 years old, the three patients are now hospitalized at the Sihanouk Tboung Khmum Hospital in Tboung Khmum Province. They had been transferred to that hospital on Aug. 4 to complete their quarantine, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, two Cambodian men who had returned to the country from Russia on a flight via Kuala Lumpur on July 19 and been hospitalized with the coronavirus have recovered and been discharged from hospital, the press release read.

These three latest cases bring Cambodia’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 251, with 32 patients remaining hospitalized and 219 having made full recovery, the ministry added.

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