Highest daily Covid-19 death toll reported


THE country 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.

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

The South-East 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 centres, museums, cinemas, and entertainment venues nationwide.

Health Ministry’s secretary of state and spokesman Or Vandine yesterday urged people to continue caution and receive Covid-19 vaccines when their turns come.

“Everyone must continue to be vigilant,” she tweeted.

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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