Cambodia's Covid-19 death toll nears 100 after report of three new fatalities; national virus tally at 13,790


Health workers prepare to transport a Covid-19 positive patient in Phnom Penh.- Phnom Penh Post/ANN

PHNOM PENH, May 1 (Xinhua): Cambodia's death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 96 on Saturday after three new fatalities were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The latest deceased patients were all Cambodians - two women, aged 76 and 67, and one man aged 61, the statement said, adding that they all succumbed to the disease at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in capital Phnom Penh.

The country also logged 388 new cases, pushing the national case tally to 13,790, the statement said, adding that the new infections included one imported case and 387 local cases.

Meanwhile, the South-East Asian nation also saw 48 patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,200, it added.

Of the 387 cluster cases, Phnom Penh recorded the majority at 331, followed by Banteay Meanchey at 35; Prey Veng at eight; Kandal at four; Kampong Speu at three; two each in Takeo and Kampong Cham; and one each in Siem Reap and Svay Rieng.
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