2,048 new Covid-19 cases and 8 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Department of Disease Control. The total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is 57,508. The death toll is now at 148 since the start of the outbreak in Thailand. There are now 25,767 active cases, including 20,461 in hospitals and the other 5,306 being treated in field hospitals. 563 people are in critical condition and 150 patients are on ventilators.
Out of the new cases, 901 were reported in Bangkok. 110 cases were reported in Samut Prakan, which is just southeast of Bangkok. 97 cases were reported in Nonthaburi, a suburb outside Bangkok. 104 cases were reported in Chon Buri and 84 in Chiang Mai.
The new Covid-related fatalities include…
- 61 year old man from Pathum Thani who had diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
- 45 year old man in Bangkok died who had no pre-existing conditions. The cause of death was acute kidney failure.
- 24 year old Thai man from Udon Thani who was diagnosed with lymphoma.
- 92 year old man from Chaiyaphum who was diagnosed with heart disease.
- 63 year old man from Yala who had been suffering from chronic kidney disease.
- 52 year old woman from Bangkok who was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and high blood pressure
- 57 year old woman from Bangkok who suffered from spinal disk herniation.
- 60 years old man from Bangkok who had high blood pressure.
Recently, there has been a number of clusters around the country, according to deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Natapanu Nopakun, who gives the CCSA report in English.
“In Bangkok, there had been at least 5 small clusters popping up in the past days and each of those 5 clusters had at least 50 cases of Covid-positive persons.”
Natapanu says many of the new Covid-19 patients were infected by family members.
In other related news, the province of Surat Thani, including the 3 Gulf islands of Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao, have imposed similar closures of business to the ones in Bangkok. The announcement says that you must do quarantine if you travel from a red zone. Residents are also being asked to “stay home from 10pm-4am”.
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