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Cambodia COVID surge threatens to overwhelm health system

576 new cases reported Friday, more than the total during first year of pandemic

People gather at a market in Phnom Penh. (Photo by Vann Soben)

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia reported an unprecedented surge of 576 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, registering more cases in one day than its tally during the first year of the pandemic.

The surge centered on Phnom Penh, where 544 new cases were found, according to a Health Ministry statement.

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