Cambodia reports one new COVID-19 case

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – Cambodia yesterday confirmed one new imported case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 273, said a Health Ministry’s statement.

The latest case was detected on a 51-year-old Cambodian woman, who arrived in the country on July 31 from the United States (US) via a connecting flight in South Korea, the statement said.

“On the 13th day of the quarantine, her samples were tested for the second time, and the result showed on Thursday that she turned out to be positive for the COVID-19,” it said.

Currently the woman is undergoing treatment at an isolation ward in the Chak Angre Health Centre in southern Phnom Penh, it added.

The Southeast Asian nation so far recorded 273 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 225 patients cured and 48 remained in hospital, according to the statement.

A staff member takes a customer’s temperature at a shopping mall in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. PHOTO: XINHUA