Cambodia reports 62 new COVID-19 cases, 1,225 in total

PHNOM PENH, March 12 (Xinhua) — Cambodia on Friday confirmed 62 new cases of COVID-19, raising its total tally to 1,225, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.

The new infections included 60 local cases in Phnom Penh Municipality, and the Kandal, Prey Veng, Koh Kong and Kampong Thom provinces, as well as two imported cases, the statement said.

The imported cases were detected in Indonesian men aged in their 20s arriving in the Southeast Asian country from Indonesia on Feb. 26, it said, adding that they were found positive with the COVID-19 virus in their second tests on the 13th day of quarantine.

Cambodia reported its third community COVID-19 outbreak on Feb. 20. In a bid to contain the coronavirus, it has ordered closure of all schools, sports facilities, museums, cinemas, and entertainment venues in the affected cities and provinces.

The kingdom has so far reported one death and 619 recoveries from COVID-19, the statement said.

It kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination drive with China’s Sinopharm vaccine on Feb. 10 and that with the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine on March 4.

As of Thursday, 223,349 people in the priority groups had been inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine, and 14,030 others with the AstraZeneca vaccine, showed the official data.

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