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Cambodia logs 291 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

17 Apr 2021, 17:30 GMT+10

PHNOM PENH, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Saturday registered 291 new COVID-19 cases and one more death in the last 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The new cases included 290 local cases, namely 228 in capital Phnom Penh, 26 in Preah Sihanouk province, 14 in Kandal province, 12 in Takeo province, eight in Svay Rieng province and two in Prey Veng province, and one imported case, the statement said.

The imported case was detected on a 24-year-old French woman traveling to the kingdom on April 3 from Switzerland via a connecting flight in Singapore, the statement said, adding that she was confirmed to have the virus in her second test on the 13th day of quarantine.

The Southeast Asian country has reported a total of 5,771 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 39 deaths, the MoH said, adding that there are currently 3,311 active cases in the kingdom.

Cambodia began an anti-COVID-19 inoculation drive on Feb 10. As of Friday, some 1.24 million out of the country's 16 million population had been vaccinated against the virus, showed a government report.

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