The number of new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia jumped to 660 this morning; bringing the tally to 98,184.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Health, 122 of the new infections were imported and the rest were linked to the Feb. 20 community outbreak.

Besides, it pointed out, 417 new recoveries, but 12 new deaths were recorded; the total cured and death cases in the Kingdom increased to 92,912 and 2,019, respectively.

In another news release this morning, the Ministry of Health announced the detection of a total of 3,731 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, Kandal, and Preah Vihear.

Only Kep province 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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