Cambodia reports four more local COVID-19 infections

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – Cambodia’s Ministry of Health yesterday reported that four more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number of locally transmitted cases to 23.

The first community transmission was detected a week ago after a family of six people, who reside in the national capital Phnom Penh and the northwestern Siem Reap province, confirmed positive for the coronavirus. The origin of their infection still remains unknown.

The new confirmed cases were a three-member family including a three-year-old boy, and a 22-year-old man, the ministry said in a statement, adding that all the infected people are residents in the national capital Phnom Penh.