Cambodia reports daily record of 358 COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-14 15:51:30|Editor: huaxia
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PHNOM PENH, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday reported a daily record of 358 confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 21,499.

The new infections included 350 local cases and eight imported cases, the MoH said in a statement.

Five more fatalities were recorded, taking the death toll to 147, it said, adding that 348 more patients recovered from the pandemic, raising the total number of recoveries to 9,867.

MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said safe behaviors would help save lives, urging people to continue following health safety measures and to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when their turns come.

"Your choice is your chance for life-saving. Each individual's best act is essential to prevent COVID-19 transmission," she said in a tweet.

Cambodia has been enduring a third wave of COVID-19 community transmission since Feb. 20. In a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the country has closed down all schools, sports facilities, museums, cinemas, and entertainment venues nationwide and has also imposed lockdowns in some high-risk areas for infections. Enditem