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Large numbers still can’t find a hospital bed
PHNOM PENH--Another 880 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on April 29 by the Health Ministry, along with three deaths attributed to the virus.
The deaths involved Cambodian women, aged 23, 64 and 46, bringing the official count to 91.
Of the new cases, 518 were in Phnom Penh, 187 were in Preah Sihanouk, 73 were in Kandal, 39 were Kampong Cham. 36 were in Banteay Meanchey, nine were in Kampong Speu, five were in Takeo, four were in Kampong Thom, three were in Kampong Chhnang and two were in Prey Veng. Pursat, Koh Kong Siem Reap Tbong Khmum provinces reported one case in each.
The ministry reported that 288 people had recovered but there are still 4,671 people with the virus who do not have hospital beds as the public healthcare system is overwhelmed and private healthcare facilities — while allowed to treat COVID-19 patients — are still charging to do so.
Since the pandemic began, Cambodia has officially recorded 12,641 cases, of which 8,119 are active and 4,986 people have recovered. Officially, 91 people have died, but many deaths have not been attributed to the virus.