A total of 655 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported this morning in Cambodia, of which 72 were imported, pointed out a press release of the Ministry of Health.

The new infections brought the total confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 45,366, it added.

At the same time, the ministry registered 696 new recoveries; the total cured cases thus surpassed the 40,000 mark.

Besides, the COVID-19 pandemic claimed 18 more lives; the death toll jumped to 493.

The first COVID-19 case was detected in Cambodia in late January 2020 in Preah Sihanouk province. The confirmed cases have surged quickly this year due to the Feb. 20 community outbreak.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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