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Another US diplomat tests positive for COVID-19 in Cambodia

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-08-04 14:53
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PHNOM PENH - Cambodia confirmed on Tuesday that one more US diplomat tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected US diplomats in the country to four.

A statement from the Health Ministry described the latest US patient as a senior diplomat at the US embassy to Cambodia, who had traveled from the United States to Cambodia recently via a connecting flight in South Korea.

"According to a report provided by the US embassy to Cambodia, on the 15th day of the man's quarantine, his samples were tested for the COVID-19 for the third time and the result released on Monday showed that he turned out to be positive for the virus," it said.

"The patient has been placed in an isolation ward at the US embassy in Phnom Penh, receiving treatment from the US doctors to the embassy," it added.

The man is the fourth US diplomat tested positive for the virus in Cambodia in recent weeks, and two of them have recovered, the statement said.

The Southeast Asian country has recorded a total of 241 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, with 200 patients cured and 41 remained in hospital.

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