April 17, 2021

Another Patient Died of COVID-19; Death Toll 17

Another coronavirus-related death case has been registered; bringing the death toll in Cambodia to 17.

According to the Ministry of Health's press release, the new victim is a 61-year-old Cambodian woman living in Sangkat Niroth, Khan Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh. She was tested positive for the deadly virus on Mar. 31 and was admitted to Luong Me Hospital in the capital on the same day.

She passed away on April 1, at 22:30, due to severe acute respiratory crisis and severe pneumonia infected by COVID-19, after an unsuccessful all-out effort to save her, it added.

The Ministry of Health expressed its deepest sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

The first coronavirus-related death in Cambodia was reported on Mar. 11, 2021.

Threat of COVID-19 is recurring in Cambodia following the outbreak of the Feb. 20 Community Event.

As of this morning, Cambodia’s COVID-19 tally reached 2,546, of which 1,256 have successfully recovered.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press