Cambodia reports one more imported COVID-19 case

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – Cambodia yesterday confirmed one more imported COVID-19 case, raising the total number of infections in the kingdom to 198, said a Health Ministry’s press statement.

The latest case was found on a 28-year-old Cambodian man, who arrived in Cambodia on July 19 from Russia, with a connecting flight in Malaysia, the statement said, adding that he was on the same flight with the 20 positive cases detected on Monday.

“The man’s samples were tested for the second time (by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia), and the result available on Wednesday indicated that he was positive for COVID-19,” the statement said.

Currently, the new patient is receiving treatment at the Chak Angre Health Centre in southern Phnom Penh, it said, adding that the remaining 118 passengers on the same flight are undergoing a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a quarantine centre in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia has so far recorded a total of 198 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 142 patients cured and 56 remained in hospital.