Cambodia reports one more imported COVID-19 case, 198 in total

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PHNOM PENH, July 23 (Xinhua) — Cambodia on Thursday 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 Center in southern Phnom Penh, it said, adding that the remaining 118 passengers on the same flight are still undergoing a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a quarantine center in Phnom Penh.

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

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