Cambodia reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll; 471 news cases confirmed

The Ministry of Health on June 19 reported another 471 Covid-19 cases, all but 45 of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

PHNOM PENH, June 19 (Xinhua): Cambodia on Saturday confirmed 20 new Covid-19 fatalities, the highest single-day death toll, pushing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 414, the health ministry said in a statement.

The figure topped the previous highest daily record of 15 deaths on June 12, the ministry said.

The Southeast Asian nation also logged 471 new cases, taking the national caseload to 42,052 so far, said the ministry, adding that 928 patients recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 36,868.

Cambodia has been suffering the third wave of Covid-19 community transmissions since Feb. 20. In a bid to flatten the infection curve, the country has closed down all schools, fitness centers, museums, cinemas, and entertainment venues nationwide.

Health ministry's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine on Saturday urged people to continue caution and receive Covid-19 vaccines when their turns come.

"Everyone must continue to be vigilant and to implement three do's and three don'ts strictly," she said in a tweet.

She said the three do's include wearing a face mask, washing hands regularly, and maintaining physical distancing of 1.5 meters, and the three don'ts are avoiding confined and enclosed spaces, avoiding crowded spaces, and avoiding touching each other.

The country began a Covid-19 inoculation drive on Feb 10.

According to Vandine, to date, 5.92 million vaccines have been administered in the kingdom, with 2.66 million people having completed the two-dose inoculation.- Xinhua
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