Cambodia reports first COVID death amid new outbreak

Cambodia has among fewest coronavirus cases in Asia, with just 1,124 infections recorded in total, but cases are rising.

Cambodia has reported its first death from the coronavirus amid its biggest COVID-19 outbreak so far, after a 50-year-old man succumbed to the virus after testing positive less than two weeks ago.

With just 1,124 coronavirus infections recorded in total, Cambodia has among the fewest cases in Asia – although a sharp rise in infections since February 20 has seen its overall tally more than double.

The man died mid-morning on Thursday, the health ministry said in a statement.

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