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Two more Covid-19 deaths, 760 new infections in Feb 20 outbreak

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A man has his sample taken for Covid-19 testing in Phnom Penh. Hean Rangsey

Two more Covid-19 deaths, 760 new infections in Feb 20 outbreak

The Ministry of Health on April 30 reported two more deaths from Covid-19 and 761 new transmission cases, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

One of the two latest deceased patients is a Chinese national aged 41, bringing the toll to 93.

The imported case is a Cambodian who arrived from Malaysia on April 29.

Of the 760 cluster cases, Phnom Penh recorded the majority at 408, followed by Kandal at 144; Preah Sihanouk at 83; Banteay Meanchey at 67; Takeo at 15; Siem Reap at 14; Kampong Speu at 13; Kampong Cham at six; Tbong Khmum at five; Prey Veng at three; and one each in Kampong Thom and Koh Kong.

The ministry also reported 166 recoveries, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 outbreak.

As of April 30, Cambodia had recorded a total of 13,402 Covid-19 cases, with 8,150 receiving ongoing treatment and 93 fatalities.


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