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After the Health Ministry admitted discrepancies in province totals reporting, Cambodia's daily COVID case total remains low.

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Daily official totals were again lower than expected after the Health Ministry acknowledged to Khmer Times yesterday night that its daily COVID case counts were inaccurate since they did not include provincial totals reported after 6pm.

The gap in the tally is due to a time lag in getting numbers from the provinces, according to Health Ministry spokesman Hok Kim Cheng, who told Khmer Times yesterday.


He stated, "We are aware of this and are working to find ways to deliver accurate daily data."


According to Klouk Huot, the provincial health director of Oddar Meanchey, the number of cases is submitted to the Ministry of Health at 6 p.m. daily, so if the authorities discover new instances later, they will not be included in the ministry's data.


Since the reopening of the Thai border on August 13th, Khmer Times has been highlighting the disparity between national and individual case data.


As a result, today's official daily new COVID case total was lower than provincial totals, with Cambodia reporting 423 new cases, bringing the total COVID case count to 90,958.


There are presently 76,335 Community Instances, with 14,623 cases being imported.


Today, 111 imported cases were disclosed, as the number of imported cases continues to rise as a result of the Thai border reopening.


Despite low official national data, provincial and ‘Delta' instances continue to climb, and provinces – particularly the eight provinces bordering Thailand – are at the forefront of Cambodia's campaign against COVID.


Due to high COVID levels, Stung Treng City will be closed until the end of August, and Siem Reap has designated numerous additional "Orange Zones" to help combat the pandemic.


The fact that Phnom Penh's restrictions on entertainment venues, schools, and gatherings would be extended for another 14 days demonstrates how seriously authorities in Cambodia take the COVID crisis.


Cambodia also revealed 6 further deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Cambodia to 1841.


For the first time in two weeks, new cases exceeded recoveries, with 291 new recoveries announced today, bringing the total number of active cases to 2117.


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