Cambodia’s Delta variant cases rise to 429 with 44 new infections

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) announced Wednesday that another 44 new cases of the Delta COVID-19 variant were found, bringing the total number of such cases in the Southeast Asian nation to 429.

Laboratory testing conducted by the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia detected the Delta variant on 31 local people, 12 laborers coming back from Vietnam through land border and one returnee from Malaysia via a connecting flight in Singapore, the MoH said in a statement.

The local infections were spotted in capital Phnom Penh and the provinces of Kampong Speu, Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Svay Rieng and Koh Kong.

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