2021-08-22

Cambodia’s Delta mutant strain infection cases rapidly increase, WHO officials express concern

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(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) The rapid increase in the number of infections with the Delta mutant strain in Cambodia, WHO officials expressed concern

China News Service, Phnom Penh, August 22 (Reporter Ouyang Kaiyu) In recent times, Although the overall number of daily new coronavirus cases in Cambodia has declined, the number of cases infected with the delta strain of the new coronavirus mutant virus has increased rapidly. WHO officials are concerned about the current situation in the country.

Cambodia’s Delta mutant strain infection cases rapidly increase, WHO officials express concern

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p > According to a report from the Ministry of Health of Cambodia on the 22nd, the country reported 496 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia that day, 575 new cases were cured and discharged, and 14 new deaths. Among the newly confirmed cases, 320 were community-transmitted infections and 176 were imported confirmed cases, most of them from Thailand. Up to now, a total of 89,000 cases have been diagnosed nationwide in Cambodia, a total of 85,000 cases have been cured, and a total of 1,792 cases have died.

The Ministry of Health of the country emphasized that Cambodia has added 163 new cases of Delta Covid-19 infection in the past two days. As of August 21, a total of 999 cases of Delta infection have been detected across Cambodia, distributed in 23 provinces and cities. The patients include foreigners entering the country, workers returning from Thailand and Vietnam, medical staff, civil servants, factory staff, bank staff, and students.

Among them, Phnom Penh has become the “severely affected area” of the Delta epidemic. Up to now, 238 cases have been notified. The rapidly spreading epidemic in the city has caused many markets and neighborhoods to be blocked.

Li Ailan, the representative of the World Health Organization in Cambodia, expressed concern about the current situation of the epidemic. Li Ailan said that the Detar epidemic continues to spread and Cambodia is racing against the virus. It is not appropriate to relax control measures too quickly. At the same time, the public should not take the prevention and control of the epidemic lightly to prevent a large-scale outbreak of the epidemic.

In response to the increase in imported delta cases from abroad, Li Ailan reminded that the delta virus originally imported by returning workers is spreading in the community, and Cambodian officials should continue to implement non-drug interventions. (End)