CAMBODIA COVID-19 (UPDATES)
The World Health Organization ( WHO ) says it is monitoring a new coronavirus called “Mu”, which was first discovered in Colombia in January. This is according to the publication of CNA on September 1, 2021.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the “Mu” virus, also known as B.1.621, is classified as a “virus of serious concern.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus is mutated, indicating a risk of vaccine resistance, and stressed that more studies are needed to better understand the virus.
So far, there has been great concern about the emergence of new virus mutations as the rate of infection has risen worldwide again with highly contagious viruses, especially among those who have not been vaccinated and in areas where antiviral measures have been relaxed
Cambodia short of seven percent to reach 10 million adults to be vaccinated against COVID-19 mark
Cambodia has successfully vaccinated a total of 9,321,664 adults against COVID-19 since the campaign kicked off on February 10, 2021 up to September 1, 2021.
Of this total, 8,211,272 have been fully vaccinated. The total vaccinated percentage for adults above 18 is inching closer to the targeted 10 million mark and has now reached 93.22 percent, leaving less than seven percent to be vaccinated to reach the targeted figure.
In totality, including adolescents aged between 12 and 17, the 10 million mark has been crossed and it now stands slightly less than 11 million at 10,894,795.
This represents 68.09 percent of the total population of more than 16 million being vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines while the majority have received both doses while 624,380 have received their third booster dose of the vaccine to help them build their immunity level to reduce risk of infection and if infected, to lessen the severity of the virus, especially the Delta variant of SARS‐CoV‐2 while is increasing day by day but not the expected level.
A total of 73,330 people have been deemed ineligible to receive the vaccination due to underlying medical conditions, of whom 40,256 are females.
Khmer Times has learned that some of them may still be vaccinated upon re examination as cases such as hyper tension detected at the testing place was partly due to anxiety and fear of the vaccination and thus could be vaccinated as at normal circumstances, they have acceptable blood pressure levels.
Of the numbers vaccinated, a total of 3,391,034 have received the Sinopharm vaccines, while 4,712,951 have been vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccines.
A total of 867,567 have received the Jansen Johnson & Johnson vaccines while 350,112 have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccines, either Covishield, or from UK and from Japan.