Four more deaths of Covid-19 bring Cambodia's death toll to 154


File picture of recovered Covid-19 patients leaving the Chea Sim Samaky high school in Phnom Penh where they were undergoing treatment on May 9, 2021. - PPP

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia's death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 154 on Monday (May 17) after four new fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The Southeast Asian nation also registered 360 new cases, pushing the national case tally to 22,544 so far, the statement said, adding that the new infections included 356 local cases and four imported cases.

Meanwhile, 886 more patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 13,006.

Cambodia has been enduring the third wave of Covid-19 community transmission since Feb 20. In a bid to flatten the infection curve, the country has closed down all schools, sports facilities, museums, cinemas and entertainment venues nationwide and has placed some areas under lockdown.

The kingdom began an anti-Covid-19 inoculation drive on Feb 10.

The MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said vaccines, together with other health safety measures, would save lives from Covid-19.

Some 2.08 million people, or 20.8 per cent of the 10-million-target population in Cambodia, have been vaccinated as of Sunday, she said.

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