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68 more cases, 16 recoveries in Feb 20 outbreak

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A health official guided teachers before getting a COVID-19 vaccine at Bak Touk primary school yesterday. Heng Chivoan

68 more cases, 16 recoveries in Feb 20 outbreak

The Ministry of Health on April 2 reported another 69 Covid-19 cases, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

The imported case is an Indonesian who arrived in Cambodia via Singapore on March 20.

Among the cluster cases are three Chinese, one Vietnamese and the rest are Cambodian.

The Cambodian patients include two children as young as 11 months old.

Svay Rieng province recorded the most cases at 28, followed by the capital at 23, Kandal at 13 and Preah Sihanouk at four.

The ministry also reported 16 recoveries linked to the February 20 outbreak, bringing the total to 742.

As of April 2, Cambodia had recorded a total of 2,546 Covid-19 cases with 1,270 receiving ongoing treatment and 16 confirmed deaths from the disease.

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