92 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 1,028 active Covid-19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported a total of 27,494 coronavirus infections and 89 deaths.
A 65 year old cancer patient in Samut Sakhon died after testing positive Covid-19. During an examination on March 8, tests found the cancer had spread to his lungs and he was admitted to a hospital. The man also had a high fever and fatigue. He died that day. Medical examiners later tested the man’s body for Covid-19 and the results came out positive for the virus.
The CCSA also released details on a death announced yesterday. They say an 88 year old man in Bangkok died after testing positive for Covid-19. He had underlying conditions of diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and chronic kidney disease. On February 20, the man had symptoms of a dry cough. He went to the hospital a week later with symptoms of fatigue and low oxygen levels. He tested positive for Covid-19 on March 1 and was immediately put on a respirator.
Out of the 92 cases reported today, 64 cases were contracted at high risk areas including Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Ratchaburi, Samut Prakan and Mukdahan.
Proactive testing detected 14 cases in Samut Sakhon, Phetchaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom and Bangkok.
The other 14 cases were detected in quarantine for those travelling to Thailand from overseas.
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