Tue, 02 Mar 2021

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia confirmed 17 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 533, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The new infections included 15 locally-transmitted cases in the capital Phnom Penh and two imported cases, the statement said, adding that the new patients were undergoing treatment at various designated COVID-19 hospitals.

MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said the imported cases were found on a 47-year-old Cambodian man returning from Thailand on Feb. 18 and a 43-year-old Czech woman coming from the Czech Republic on Feb. 7.

The Cambodian man tested positive for the virus upon his arrival, while the Czech woman was found positive for the virus in her second test, she said.

The Southeast Asian nation has so far registered a total of 533 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with zero deaths and 473 recoveries, Vandine added.

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