Cambodia says 3 more people test positive for COVID-19 after 1st community spread

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-01 11:13:55|Editor: huaxia

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) announced in a statement on Tuesday that three more local people tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the total number of infected people in the first community transmission to 17.

The first community transmission was detected on Saturday after a local family of six people, who reside in both capital Phnom Penh and Northwest Siem Reap province, confirmed positive for the virus, as the origin of their infection was unknown.

"The MoH had tested 2,621 people on Monday, and the results showed that three of them were positive for the COVID-19," the statement said.

The new patients include a 64-year-old woman living in the capital's Chamkarmon district, and a 25-year-old mother and her 7-month-old boy living in the capital's Chbar Ampov district, it said, adding that they are currently undergoing treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

The Southeast Asian nation has closed down schools, museums, cinemas, and arts performing venues across the country for two weeks, and banned mass gatherings and weddings in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap for 15 days in a bid to curb the virus spread.

Since January to date, Cambodia has recorded a total of 326 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the MoH said, adding that none have died and 304 have recovered. Enditem