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Cambodia logs 63 new Covid case, 21st death

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Cambodia logs 63 new Covid case, 21st death

The Ministry of Health on April 5 recorded the country's 21st Covid-19 fatality and another 63 infections linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

The deceased patient is a 42-year-old Chinese national residing in Phnom Penh's Prampi Makara district. He tested positive for Covid-19 on March 27 and died on April 4 while undergoing treatment at Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

The 63 new transmission cases include two Vietnamese and one Malaysian nationals with the rest being Cambodian.

The Cambodian patients include three children aged 8 to 13.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 30, followed by Svay Rieng at 22, Preah Sihanouk at six, and one each in Kandal, Prey Veng, Koh Kong and Kampong Chhnang.

The ministry also reported 94 recoveries linked to the February 20 outbreak, bringing the tally to 1,230.

As of April 5, Cambodia had recorded a total of 2,752 Covid-19 cases with 979 receiving ongoing treatment and 21 confirmed deaths from the disease.

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