Cambodia confirms 31 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 84

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed late Sunday that 31 more people were tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of the confirmed cases in the kingdom to 84.

The new patients are 29 French tourists and two Cambodian tour guides, the MoH said in a statement, adding that they are among a group of 36 French tourists who arrived in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk on March 18 through a tour company and stayed in a hotel there.

All of their samples had been taken for tests at the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia in Phnom Penh after two of them were tested positive on Saturday and the first two French patients were put in quarantine for treatment at the Preah Sihanouk provincial hospital, the statement said.

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