Cambodia logs 69 new COVID-19 cases, 2,546 in total

2021-04-02 07:36:15 GMT2021-04-02 15:36:15(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Friday recorded 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the kingdom to 2,546, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.

The new infections included 68 local cases, with 28 of them reported in Svay Rieng province, 23 in capital Phnom Penh, 13 in Kandal province and four in Preah Sihanouk province, the statement said.

The one new imported case is a 34-year-old Indonesian man arriving in Cambodia on March 20 from Indonesia via a connecting flight in Singapore, the statement said, adding that the man was confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in his second test during a mandatory quarantine.

The Southeast Asian nation has officially reported a total of 2,546 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since it was hit by the pandemic in January 2020, with 16 fatalities and 1,256 recoveries, said the health ministry.

The country launched a COVID-19 inoculation drive on Feb. 10. As of Thursday, some 430,000 people in the priority groups had received vaccination, according to a government report. Enditem