Cambodia reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, 96 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-26 00:16:35|Editor: yan
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PHNOM PENH, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) late Wednesday confirmed 96 total cases of COVID-19, increasing from 93 cases earlier in the day.

The three new patients are Cambodian men, the statement said, adding that one lives in Phnom Penh, another in Kandal province and the other in Siem Reap province.

The statement did not say where the 27-year-old patient in Phnom Penh was infected the virus from.

For the 59-year-old patient in Kandal, it said the man contracted the virus from his friend, who took part in a mass religious ceremony in Kuala Lumpur from Feb. 27 to March 1.

And for the 37-year-old patient in Siem Reap, he is a bus driver for a group of French tourists, who had recently tested positive for the virus when they visited the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk, the statement said.

It added that the new patients have been put under quarantine at designated hospitals for treatment.

Cambodia has so far recorded a total of 96 confirmed cases of the COVID-19. Among them are a Chinese man, a Canadian man, a Belgian man, two Americans, five British nationals, 12 Malaysians, 36 French nationals, and 38 Cambodians.

According to the statement, 10 of the patients, namley a Chinese man, a British woman and eight Cambodian men-have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.