519 Official COVID Cases, 553 Treated, 15 More Deaths

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health issued the daily press release on the morning of 20 August 2021, confirming the discovery of 519 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 553 cases that were treated and the patients discharged. Another 15 deaths were reported.

At least 185 cases were reportedly imported, mostly from Thailand, with the other 334 classed as local infections, making around 72,377 since February 20 (with 185 imported- sources may vary slightly- another source changes wildly).

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- unsure of what the ‘cut off point’ is for the releases):

Prey Veng: 44 cases, 63 treated, Kampong Thom: 27 cases, Oddar Meanchey: 91 cases, 69 treated, Stung Treng: 9 cases, 2 treated, Mondulkiri: 62 cases, Koh Kong: 39 cases, Battambang: 94 cases, 118 treated, 2 deaths, Tbong Kmum: 19 cases, 26 treated, Kampong Speu: 1 Delta case in quarantine center, *Banteay Meanchey: 314 cases, 53 treated, Siem Reap: 85 cases, 28 treated, Ratanakiri: 19 cases,

*There still seems to be some strange figures coming out of Banteay Meanchey, which do not appear to tally up.

This brings the total number of cases to around 88,242 cases with 83,851cases treated. The death toll has risen to by another 15 to 1,762

So far 2% cases have resulted in deaths. Please note- these numbers may not be 100% accurate.

Dave Benaim writes:

As Cambodia ends its 3 weeks of restrictions, we can see the staggering progress made countrywide in #COVID19KH vaccines through these 3 charts. During these 3 weeks
– Almost 5M doses were given
– 3.3M additional adults became fully vaxed, 31% of adults, 20% of pop
– Cambodia spent around 1 week being the fastest vaccinating country in the world
– Cambodia has now vaccinated more adults by % of population than the USA and is very close to USA in % of total population vaccinated
– Only 2 provinces remain who have given 1 shot to under 50% of their pop
Note that the bottom chart is only 2 weeks behind the top right, and approx. 5 weeks behind the top left (small differences for AZ/J&J)
– 72% of adults are now fully vaxed, 9% more have had only one dose
– 40% of 12-17 year olds have had 1 dose, the 2nd starts soon
– Almost 400k 3rd doses have been given mostly to health professionals
– Unfortunately though the two most vulnerable provinces by the Thai border Banteay Meanchey & Oddar Meanchey are further behind than what they should be

2 thoughts on “519 Official COVID Cases, 553 Treated, 15 More Deaths

  • August 20, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    – Cambodia has now vaccinated more adults than USA and is very close to USA in % of total population vaccinated…

    Not true

  • August 20, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Kampot. I received my second shot today. All went smooth like the first one 3 weeks ago. I was the only Barang and all people without exception were kind and helpfull. When i was asked in for the jab all was over in a matter of minutes. Great Helpers and very efficient. Now i enjoy my Blue Vaccination Card which i call ” Carte Bleu” which is a french creditcard. All of it was free of charge and i really want to show my appreciation for the service but don’t know who or what to contact. Ministry of Health perhaps ?


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