Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 jumped to 84,860 with the detection of 598 new infections this morning, pointed out a press release of the Ministry of Health.

Of the new cases, it added, 187 were imported and the rest were community cases linked to the Feb. 20 incident.

At the same time, 682 more patients have recovered, but 12 others have lost their lives; bringing the total cured and death cases in the Kingdom to 79,654 and 1,666, respectively.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced the detection of 65 more cases of Delta variant between Aug. 11 and 13. Therefore, since Mar. 31, 2021, a total of 494 cases of Delta variant have been found on migrant workers returning from Thailand and Vietnam, air passengers, health staff, civil servants, and villagers in 22 provinces and capital.

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 community outbreak.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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