Cambodia reports record daily number of COVID-19 deaths

Cambodia reported 32 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday (Jul 2), a record daily increase, as authorities warned of the risk of a new wave of infections driven by the Delta variant.

The country has recorded one of the world’s smallest virus caseloads, but an outbreak first detected in late February has driven up total cases to 52,350, with 660 deaths.

In a speech on Thursday, Prime Minister Hun Sen warned of the risk of another wave.

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