Rayong illegal gambling employee dies after testing positive for Covid-19


A man who worked at a gambling den in Rayong died after testing positive for Covid-19, the Deputy Public Health Minister Satit Pituthecha announced this evening. The 45 year old man, who also had underlying conditions related to asthma and diabetes, became sick and died on the way to the hospital, according to Satit. No other details have been released.

Nearly 100 people in Rayong, many linked to the illegal gambling den, have tested positive for Covid-19. Thailand currently has a record high of 2,045 active Covid-19 cases with more than 1,000 cases involving migrants working in Samut Sakhon.

Thailand now has 61 Covid-19 related deaths. The last Covid-19 related death was on November 6. A 66 year old retired government worker who returned to Thailand from the United Kingdom died after testing positive while in quarantine.

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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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