39 New COVID Cases Confirmed
Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health issued the daily press release on the morning of February 28, 2021, confirming 39 new cases of COVID-19, with 35 cases linked to the “February 20 community event” and 4 cases imported from abroad.
At least 302 cases have now been identified from the local outbreak, with the total number of cases in the Kingdom now over 800.
Of the latest cases, 24 were Chinese, 6 Vietnamese and 5 were Cambodians, according to the Ministry of Health. The other 4 were Cambodian RCAF troops from the UN peacekeeping force (*likely those recently returned from CAR).
EDIT: The Ministry of Health issued the daily press release on the morning of February 28, 2021, confirming 29 new local cases in Phnom Penh, 6 new Sihanoukville local cases and 4 imported cases totaling 39 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. The CDC’s Facebook page reported 6,756 tests were performed yesterday resulting in 6 positive cases/1000 tests.
The total number of cases in the Kingdom is now over 800 (from 486,861 total tests) of which 302 cases are part of the “20 February incident”, mostly affecting Phnom Penh with some cases in Kandal and Sihanoukville (although testing is being done today in Kampong Cham).
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SOURCE: MoH, Cambodia CDC’s Facebook Page and analysis by David Benaim of Xlconsulting.