Twelve New Cases of Coronavirus Are Reported by the Cambodian Health Authorities

People are waiting to get a test for COVID-19 at in Battambang province. Photo from Battambang Provincial Health Department. l
  • Phoung Vantha
  • January 1, 2021 3:38 AM

The patients had come back from Thailand in late December

PHNOM PENH--The Ministry of Health has identified 12 new cases of COVID-19, which involve Cambodian women who worked in Thailand and had just returned to the country.

According to a press release issued on Jan. 1 by the ministry, 10 of the women are residents of Pailin Province and are now under treatment at the Pailin Provincial Referral Hospital. They are 24 to 36 years old.

The two other women live in Battambang Province and are now under treatment at the Battambang Provincial Referral Hospital. They both are 26 years old.

The 12 women came back from Thailand on Dec. 28 and 30, 2020.

These new COVID-19 cases bring to 378 the number of cases reported by the Ministry of Health since the start of the pandemic. Among them, 16 persons are currently hospitalized while the others have since recovered. No death has so far been attributed to the coronavirus in the country.

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