649 New COVID Cases- 626 Treated

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health issued the daily press release on the morning of 27 May 2021, confirming the discovery of 649 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 626 cases that were treated and the patients discharged.

At least 16 cases were imported , with the other 633 linked to the post 20/2 local infections, which would bring the total to the latest outbreak to around 26,859 (with 16 imported- sources vary slightly).

Provincial releases in past few hours (*unclear what days these have been counted as and are only added as a rough guide- due to the Ministry of Health no longer announcing the regional numbers):

Siem Reap: 5, Prey Veng: 25, Kampong Thom: 22, Koh Kong: 7, Kampong Cham: 35, Phnom Penh: 299, Takeo: 11, Stung Treng: 2, Kampong Chhnang: 19, Koh Kong: 4

This brings the total number of cases to around  27,638 cases with 20,398 cases treated. The death toll has risen to by another 4 to 194. Please note- these numbers may not be 100% accurate.

Over to David Benaim for his analysis:

– 649 new #COVID19KH cases reported today, similar to yesterday
– 299 new PP cases a fall but moving avg is still rising
– By my calculations over 80% of PP residents have had one dose, over 50% have had 2 doses (see methodology in previous post), so hopefully COVID should end in PP in a matter of weeks, until then we should continue to remain cautious though
– 6093 tests yesterday, above prior week but still lower than prior weeks, this means positivity rate is rising fast implying there may be many undetected cases
– Over 100k tests were done yesterday which is a huge achievement
– 626 recovered, slightly below cases, so active cases rise slightly
– 4 deaths reported, 194 in total
– Death rate is falling as more are recovering compared to deaths
– We have started a new initiative to crowdsource how PP people can get the vaccine, locations, what to bring, waiting times, please share your experiences via our form (see comments)
– More frequent updates on www.twitter.com/DaveBenaim

SOURCE: MoH, Cambodia CDC’s Facebook Page, provincial releases and analysis by David Benaim of


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