Cambodia Confirmed 31 New Cases Of COVID-19 Today, bringing 84 cases throughout the nation


Thirty-one (31) new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Pasteur Institute Cambodia this evening, according to a press release of the Ministry of Health, dated on 22, March 2020.

This is the highest number of new confirmed cases reported in a single day in Cambodia, bringing the tally to 84.

The 29 French nationals, of them 17 women, and the other two tested positive yesterday are among the 36 French tourists who arrived in Preah Sihanouk province on Mar. 18 and planned to leave the coastal province on Mar. 21, while the two Cambodian men are their guides.

They have been now put under quarantine in a hotel in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province.

Among the 84 COVID-19 confirmed cases (22 women), there are 33 Cambodians, 3 British, 33 French, a Canadian, a Belgian, 12 Malaysians, and a Chinese.

The Chinese infected man had already recovered and returned to his home country, while one of the three infected British cases – a 65-year-old woman – was discharged from the hospital today after tested negative twice.

Since the first case detected in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the COVID-19 pandemic has now hit 13 provinces and capital of Cambodia.