Cambodia’s Delta COVID-19 variant cases rise to 265 after 42 new cases detected

Cambodia found another 42 new cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the kingdom’s total number of the Delta variant cases to 265, health ministry’s secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said.

The new cases were confirmed by the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia, she said, adding that five cases were detected in capital Phnom Penh, 18 in Siem Reap province, 15 in Oddar Meanchey province and four in Kampong Thom province.

“Currently, the Delta variant has been spreading in our communities,” Vandine told reporters. “Its transmission is much faster than previously circulating strains.”

In full: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/asiapacific/2021-08/03/c_1310105372.htm

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