Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health issued the daily press release on the morning of 23 March 2021, confirming the discovery of 35 new cases of COVID-19. 32 cases were treated and the patients discharged.
Of the new cases, 33 were linked to Feb. 20 community event, with 2 imported from abroad. This brings the total from the local outbreak to around 1266 (sources vary). Another death was reported yesterday raising the total to 4.
The 2 imported cases were 2 Indonesian men traveling from Indonesia to Cambodia on March 21.
Sihanoukville: 17 cases, Phnom Penh: 14 cases, Siem Reap: 2 cases.
The 33 were 10 Chinese, 22 Cambodians and 1 Vietnamese national.
1788 cases have been detected overall. 999 have been treated, 783 are active cases EDIT: 782 following the latest death.
UPDATE: A Cambodian woman undergoing treatment has died- awaiting for conformation from Ministry of Health.
UPDATES & graphics to follow.
SOURCE: MoH, Cambodia CDC’s Facebook Page and analysis by David Benaim of Xlconsulting