Today's 3rd Coronavirus-related Death Announced
AKP Phnom Penh, March 31, 2021 --
The Ministry of Health this evening announced the 3rd death due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recorded today; the death toll in Cambodia thus rose to 14.
According to the ministry's press release, the new victim is a 56-year-old Cambodian woman living in Sangkat Boeung Prolit, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh. She was tested positive for the deadly virus on Mar. 27 and was admitted to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital on the same day.
She passed away this afternoon, at 16:50 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 family.
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 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded at 2,440, of which 1,914 are connected to the Feb. 20 incident. A total of 1,191 patients have so far recovered successfully.
By C. Nika