The COVID-19 death toll in Cambodia increased to 2,007 this morning, after 20 more people lost their lives due to the pandemic, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health.

Moreover, it continued, 589 new cases of COVID-19 were registered; bringing the national counts to 97,524.

Of the new infections, 148 were imported and the rest were linked to the Feb. 20 community outbreak, it added.

But at the same time, 480 more patients have successfully recovered; the total cured cases thus rose to 92,495.

In a news release last night, the Ministry of Health announced the detection of a total of 3,323 cases of Delta variant in Cambodia so far, most of them are in Phnom Penh capital, followed by the provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, Stung Treng, and Kandal.

Only one province – Kep – has not yet been affected by the fast-spreading Delta variant, it underlined.

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

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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