Cambodia reports 4 more locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

December 10, 2020

Cambodia confirmed four more local COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infected people linked to the first-ever community transmission to 38, said a Ministry of Health's statement on Wednesday.

The first community transmission was detected on Nov. 28 after six people in a family, who reside in both capital Phnom Penh and northwestern Siem Reap province, tested positive for the virus. The origin of their infection has not been identified yet.

The four new positive cases were found Tuesday on staff members and customers at two different clothing stores, namely Pedro and Zando, in the capital, the statement said, adding that they included three men, aged 20, 27 and 35, and one woman, 33.

The two brands of clothing stores have been reported multiple cases linked to the first community transmission after they held Black Friday events with heavy discounts on Nov. 27, attracting shoppers and many of them were seen without face masks.

The new patients have been sent to the Chak Angre Health Center and the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for treatment, the statement said.

Since January to date, the Southeast Asian country has recorded a total of 354 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with no deaths and 307 recoveries, it added.