Cambodia Reports No New COVID-19 Case for 12 Consecutive Days
AKP Phnom Penh, September 12, 2020 --
The Cambodian Ministry of Health announced that zero new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in the country, according to its press release made public this morning.
It has been already 12 days in a row the Cambodia recorded no new positive case of the deadly virus.
The tally thus remains at 274, including 174 Cambodians, 41 French, 17 Chinese, 13 Malaysians, 8 Indonesians, 7 Americans, 5 British, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Canadians, 1 Belgian, 1 Indian, and 1 Kazakhstani.
For the recovery rate, it stands at 100 percent after the last COVID-19 patient was officially announced to be cured yesterday.
The last or 274th patient is an 18-year-old Indonesian man arriving in Cambodia on July 30 from Indonesia via Malaysia. He has been allowed to be discharged from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh after being tested negative twice consecutively.
It is the second time that Cambodian declared to be a COVID-19-free country. The first time was on May 15, 2020 when the last or the 122nd patient who was a 36-year-old Cambodian woman in Banteay Meanchey province recovered from the deadly disease.
Since the first case detected in Preah Sihanouk province in late January, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit 13 provinces and capital of Cambodia.
By C. Nika