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Official says last Covid-19 patient moved, to be discharged soon

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Official says last Covid-19 patient moved, to be discharged soon

The last Covid-19 patient being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital is not in critical condition and will be discharged soon, said Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine.

She said the patient was sent from Chak Angre Krom Health Centre to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital on Wednesday because it has a team of pulmonologists and general medical doctors.

“The patient has no significant problems or physical illness. It only means Covid-19 persists for a long time and some people take longer to respond to treatment.

“I hope the relocation will help improve the patient’s condition so he can respond better to treatment. He should be able to recover soon,” Vandine said.

Cambodia has discovered only one new case of Covid-19 in the past month – a passenger from France who arrived in Cambodia on August 30. That passenger is reported as recovered and was discharged on September 7 by the Ministry of Health.

Since the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Cambodia on January 27, 109,133 people have been tested and 274 were positive for the novel coronavirus. Among them, 273 have been cured and only one remains.

However, the ministry’s Communicable Disease Control (CDC) department has called on people to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures.

This includes wearing facemasks, washing hands regularly, keeping distance while sitting and standing, avoiding gatherings like wedding receptions and parties and not going out unless necessary.

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