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37 more Delta cases confirmed in Kingdom

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Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said at a press conference. Heng Chivoan

37 more Delta cases confirmed in Kingdom

Cambodia has recorded a total of 75 cases of the new coronavirus Delta variant, also known as B.1.617-2, since March 31. These included the 37 cases reported on July 7 and 14, all of which are imported, according to the Ministry of Health.

In a press statement issued on the evening of July 16, the ministry said the latest 37 cases were detected in 34 migrant workers who returned from Thailand through land borders, while the other three were airplane passengers.

Among the 34 cases in migrant workers, 13 were detected on July 7 and the other 21 on July 14. They returned from their workplaces in different provinces in Thailand and entered Cambodia through different checkpoints in Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey provinces.

The three airplane passengers were Indonesians who were detected with Delta on July 5. They are receiving treatment in Phnom Penh.

The health ministry urged increased vigilance among the public as the new variant is reported 15 times more transmissible than the original strain.


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