Two more people have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the death toll in Cambodia therefore increased to 16.
According to the Ministry of Health’s press release, the new victims are two Cambodian women of 70 and 67 years old living in Khan Chamkar Mon and Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. They were tested positive for the deadly virus on Mar. 25 and 23, respectively.
They passed away this morning, at 6:40 and 10:30 due to severe acute respiratory crisis and severe pneumonia infected by COVID-19, after an unsuccessful all-out effort to save them, 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 2,477, of which 1,949 are linked to the Feb. 20 incident. A total of 1,240 patients have successfully recovered, with 14 deaths recorded.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press