Cambodia has administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 13.12 million people, or 82 percent of its 16-million population, health ministry’s secretary of state and spokeswoman, Or Vandine, said yesterday.

Of them, 10.88 million, or 68 percent, have been fully vaccinated with both required shots, and 869,680, or 5.4 percent, have received a booster dose, she said in a report.

“As of Sept 26, some 98.8 percent of 10 million targeted adults, 89 percent of nearly two million targeted adolescents aged from 12 to under 18, and 78.6 percent of almost 1.9 million children aged from 6 to 12, have taken one vaccine dose,” Vandine said.

The country launched COVID-19 vaccination drive in Feb, with China being the key vaccine supplier.

Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said, the country made steady progress in its vaccination drive, expressing his hope that the kingdom will achieve herd immunity by Nov.

“With good vaccination progress, in combination with strong containment and treatment measures, Cambodia looks ahead to a gradual reopening of sustainable and inclusive social and economic activities,” he said, in a speech delivered to the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, via videoconference late on Saturday.

He extended his sincere thanks to all bilateral and multilateral friends for their generous support extended to Cambodia in its fight against COVID-19.

Cambodia reported 839 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, pushing the national total caseload to 109,926, the health ministry said, adding that, 18 new fatalities were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 2,261.

Additional 530 patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 101,185, the ministry said.




Source: NAM News Network


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