Cambodia reports 63 new local COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

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PHNOM PENH, April 5 (Xinhua) — Cambodia on Monday confirmed 63 new local COVID-19 cases and one new death, the country’s Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

Of the new infections, 31 were found in capital Phnom Penh, 22 in Svay Rieng province, six in Preah Sihanouk province, two in Kampong Chhnang province and two in Kandal and Prey Veng provinces, the statement said.

A 42-year-old Chinese man succumbed to the disease Sunday night at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, it said, adding that the man was confirmed to have COVID-19 on March 27.

“The doctors concluded that the 42-year-old Chinese man died from the COVID-19, which caused severe damage to his lungs,” the statement said.

According to the MoH, since the start of the pandemic in January last year, the Southeast Asian country has officially registered a total of 2,752 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 21 deaths and 1,747 recoveries.

The kingdom launched an anti-COVID-19 vaccination drive on Feb. 10. As of Sunday, more than 581,000 people in the priority groups had been vaccinated against the virus, a government report showed. Enditem

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