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15 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand (Friday), no new deaths

Jack Burton

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At this morning’s daily press briefing from the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, announced somewhat of a stabilising of cases. 15 new confirmed Covid-19 cases were announced. This brings the total since the start of the outbreak to 2,854. 60 more people recovered and were released in the same 24 hour period. The total number of patients recovered is 2,490.

Today’s number is only slightly higher than yesterday’s 13, the lowest since the peak of 188 on March 22. No new deaths were reported, and the death toll remains at 50. Only 314 patients remain in hospital undergoing specific Covid-19 treatment.

In the last 2 weeks, new cases have been on a downward trend: On April 9 there were 54 new cases, which by last Friday had fallen to 33. Yesterday only 13 cases were reported.

15 new Covid-19 cases in Thailand (Friday), no new deaths | News by Thaiger

Of the new cases, the majority were very close contacts, often live-in family members of previously confirmed cases. There was one case from a repatriated Thai citizen.

Four of the new cases today were in the Bang Tao cluster on the island’s west coast.

Over the next few days hundreds of Thais will arrive from overseas and officials caution this may add to higher daily numbers of cases. Every repatriated citizen goes immediately into 14 days of state quarantine as soon as they arrive. Cases from abroad are considered imported cases and not locally spread.

SOURCES: The Pattaya News | The Nation Thailand

 

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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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