Sun, 24 Oct 2021

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Thursday confirmed a daily record of 638 new COVID-19 cases, of which 113 were imported, raising the national total caseload to 106,619, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

Twenty-two more fatalities have been registered, taking the overall death toll to 2,176, the MoH said, adding that 479 more patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 99,134.

The Southeast Asian nation launched a COVID-19 vaccination drive in February, with China being the key vaccine supplier.

The MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said that as of Wednesday, the kingdom has administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 12.66 million people, or 79 percent of its 16-million population.

Of them, 10.62 million, or 66 percent, have been fully vaccinated with both required shots, and 849,610, or 5.3 percent, have received a booster dose, she said in a report.

Most of the COVID-19 vaccines used in the country's immunization campaigns are China's Sinovac and Sinopharm.

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