Cambodia's single-day infections alarmingly high

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A young boy has his sample taken for Covid-19 testing. Hean Rangsey

The Ministry of Health on April 15 reported another 344 Covid-19 cases, all but five of which were linked to the February 20 community outbreak.

Among the five imported cases, four are Indonesian airline passengers who arrived via Singapore on April 13 and the other is a Cambodian returning migrant worker who arrived from Thailand on April 7.

The 339 cluster cases include seven Chinese nationals with the rest being Cambodian.

Phnom Penh recorded the most cases at 243, followed by Svay Rieng at 71, Kandal at eight, Preah Sihanouk at six, Koh Kong at five, Takeo at three, Kratie at two and one in Siem Reap.

The ministry also reported 29 recoveries, all but one of which were linked to the February 20 outbreak.

As of April 14, Cambodia had recorded a total of 5,218 Covid-19 cases with 2,858 receiving ongoing treatment and 36 confirmed fatalities.