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Cambodia's new Covid cluster cases near 100, youngest patient an 8-month-old

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People wait for Covid-19 testing at Chak Angre Health Centre in Phnom Penh on March 16, 2021. Heng Chivoan

Cambodia's new Covid cluster cases near 100, youngest patient an 8-month-old

The Ministry of Health on March 26 reported 96 new infections and 18 recoveries linked to the February 20 community outbreak of Covid-19, shortly after announcing the eighth death from the disease in just over a month.

Among the 96 are 33 Chinese, one Thai, seven Vietnamese and the rest are Cambodian.

The latest cluster cases include six Cambodian children and toddlers as young as eight months old.

Kandal province recorded the most cases at 73, followed by the capital at 20 and one each in Tbong Khmum and Svay Rieng provinces, bringing the country's third community transmission cases to 1,444 with 567 recoveries thus far.

As of March 26, Cambodia had recorded a total of 1,968 Covid-19 cases with 884 receiving ongoing treatment and eight confirmed deaths.


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