Two New Cases of COVID-19 Imported to Cambodia

The Cambodian and Malaysian authorities coordinated the return of Cambodians from Malaysia. Photo: the Malaysian Embassy in Cambodia Facebook page.

This brings Cambodia’s total number of cases to 202, but only 40 of those are active cases.

PHNOM PENH--Cambodia reported two new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday (Aug. 5).

The Health Ministry said that one new patient is a 34-year-old Cambodian male who tested positive for COVID-19 on his second test on Aug. 4 after returning from Pakistan via Malaysia. Another 116 passengers were onboard the flight, but only the 34-year-old man has been hospitalized at the Chak Angre Health Center.

The second new patient is a 42-year-old Kazakh woman who tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 4 after arriving in Cambodia on Aug. 3 via South Korea along with 29 other passengers who have since been placed under mandatory quarantine. She has been hospitalized at the Khmer-Soviet friendship hospital.   

Meanwhile, one Cambodian woman and one American woman have made full recoveries and have since been discharged from hospital.

These latest cases bring Cambodia’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 243, with 40 of them receiving treatment and 202 of them having made recoveries.


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