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New national Covid-19 cases drop to 29 (Thursday), 3 more dead

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Thai health officials today confirmed 29 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hour period, and 3 more deaths, bringing Thailand’s total number of patients to 2,672 since the beginning of the outbreak. This continues an encouraging downward trend, with 54 new cases a week ago, 50 on Friday, 45 on Saturday, 33 on Sunday, 28 on Monday and 34 on Tuesday and 30 yesterday.

The national death toll now stands at 46.

A spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration says the situation is still a cause for concern.

“We should not ease lockdown restrictions too early.”

Of the total patients, 1,593, or nearly 60% have recovered fully and been sent home. 1,077 people remain in hospital.

The highest daily toll to date was the 188 recorded on March 22. But because testing has so far been limited, the actual number of cases may be higher. The government has also stated that it is concentrating on contact tracing rather than testing.

The average age of virus patients is now 37. The oldest was 91 and the youngest just 1 month.

New national Covid-19 cases drop to 29 (Thursday), 3 more dead | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation |Bangkok Post

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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