A 90-year-old woman has been killed by the infection as the health ministry said it was checking another 523 suspected cases of listeriosis.


Is "as" a conjunction in "as health ministry..." ? Which meaning of "as" is used here?

JigneshbharatiWhich meaning of "as" is used here?

Who knows? Probably "while", but it doesn't sound right to me. I wonder if they intended "and" instead of "as". I also wonder if the article was written by a native speaker.



"As" in the given sentence could be replaced by any of the following:

, and

. In the meantime

. Meanwhile

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