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More than 1,000 persons in Cambodia are infected with the Delta Variant, the majority of whom live in Phnom Penh.

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Cambodia's Ministry of Health reported on August 21, 2021 that the country had detected a total of 999 cases of the Delta Variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus.covid-19-update.jpg


The Delta Variant has been discovered in 23 capitals and provinces, the most of which are in Phnom Penh. So far, only Kep and Kratie have been spared from the lethal and highly contagious COVID-19 virus mutation.


Out of the 23 provincial cities that have been infected, Phnom Penh has the most instances, followed by Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, and Banteay Meanchey.


The Delta Variant has taken root in communities across practically the whole country, according to the Ministry of Health, and it is harming the younger generation.

“The lack of discipline in following fundamental mandatory standards such as properly disguising up, maintaining social distance, and avoiding gatherings is mostly being ignored, and this is directly leading to the rise in COVID-19 and Delta Variant cases.”


Migrant workers returning from Thailand, travelers entering Cambodia from Vietnam, villagers, particularly those living near the Thai and Vietnamese borders, employees of private companies, health workers, businessmen, government officials, military personnel, and factory workers are among those infected, according to the Health Ministry.


More cases are being recognized, according to a health official who declined to be identified, since new equipment has been brought in that allows genome sequencing to identify the Delta Variant in two hours instead of four to five days previously.


“More Delta illnesses are diagnosed when tests and results are faster. We're also on the watch for other varieties, such as the Beta, Lambda, and Theta, that are circulating among our neighbors.


“We are no longer at the Delta Variant prevention stage; now, our focus is primarily on preventing the rapid spread of the mutant strain, which is already known to spread quickly. The official added that “contact tracing operations on persons infected with the Delta strain have been strengthened, and the methods for doing so have been adjusted to ensure accuracy and speed.”

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