Cambodia’s tally of COVID-19 surpassed the 50,000 mark this morning with the detection of up to 1,130 new infections.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 139 are imported and the rest are locally transmitted cases linked to the Feb. 20 outbreak.

At the same time, 670 more patients have recovered; bringing the total cured cases to 44,143.

Besides, 27 more people have lost their lives due to the pandemic; the death toll thus increased to 602.

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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