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Cambodia detects 1 new COVID-19 case, 287 in total

24 Oct 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia confirmed one new imported case of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 287, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a press statement.

The latest case was found on a 37-year-old French man, who arrived in Cambodia on Oct. 11 from France, with a connecting flight in China's Taiwan region, MoH secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said in the statement.

She said the man was first allowed to quarantine for 14 days at a location in Phnom Penh after testing negative for COVID-19 upon his arrival.

However, on the 13th day of the quarantine, his samples were taken for a second test and the result showed on Friday that he turned out to be positive for COVID-19, she said.

Currently, the patient is undergoing treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

The Southeast Asian nation has so far recorded a total of 287 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Vandine said, adding that none have died and 283 patients have recovered.

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