Cambodia: Death toll soaring as 21 more Covid-19 cases confirmed, 825 infections as imported cases top 400


A boy has his samples taken for Covid-19 testing in Siem Reap. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

PHNOM PENH, Aug 20 (Phnom Penh Post/ANN): The Ministry of Health on Tuesday (July 20) reported another 825 Covid-19 cases, 421 of which were imported.

The ministry also reported 21 new deaths and 1,022 recoveries.

As of July 20, Cambodia had recorded a total of 68,796 Covid-19 cases with 61,039 recoveries and 1,149 fatalities.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday evening (July 19) that six million Cambodians have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine so far.

Pheng Soeun, a 67-year-old farmer in the southeastern Kampong Cham province, was the six millionth person to be vaccinated, the prime minister said, adding that he awarded the woman 10 million riels (US$2,500) and some relief items for being the special recipient.

"To date, Cambodia has provided Covid-19 vaccines to 6 million people, or 60 percent of the 10 million targeted adult population," he wrote on his official Facebook page.

Cambodia began a vaccination drive on Feb 10, with China being the key vaccine supplier.

The kingdom has three vaccines approved for emergency use so far, namely China's Sinopharm and Sinovac, and Britain's AstraZeneca.

World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan praised Cambodia for its faster-than-expected vaccination process. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

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