Of the 64 patients who were exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas. 53 were in Samut Sakhon, followed by eight cases in Nakhon Pathom, two in Chonburi, and one in Samut Songkhram.
Meanwhile, proactive testing led to the discovery of 68 cases, 50 of them in Pathum Thani, 16 in Samut Sakhon and one each in Bangkok and Phetchaburi.
Of the 11 overseas travellers who tested positive in quarantine facilities, six were Thais who had returned from Egypt, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, a Dutch national travelling from Germany and four Britons from their home country.
A male vegetable merchant, 62, in Ubon Ratchathani province who had diabetes, kidney disease, and high blood pressure died on February 14. He started coughing on January 5 and developed breathing difficulty on January 8. He tested positive for Covid-19 on February 9 with severe pneumonia. He entered critical stage on February 13 and died the following day.
A 78-year-old man succumbed to the disease on February 13 in Samut Sakhon province. On January 19, the patient started coughing. He tested positive on January 22 and was found to have severe pneumonia. His condition became critical due to his many underlying chronic diseases and he died on February 13.
Meanwhile, 772 patients have recovered and been discharged.
As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 24,714. Of these, 22,064 had been contracted locally, including 13,990 who were found via proactive testing, while 2,647 were returnees. So far, 22,883 have recovered and been discharged, 1,749 patients are still in hospitals, and the death toll has risen to 82.
According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Monday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 109.4 million (up by 290,079), 81.47 million have recovered, 25.32 million are active cases (98,496 in severe condition) and 2.41 million have died (up by 6,792).
Thailand ranks 114th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 28.26 million, followed by India 10.92 million, Brazil 9.84 million, Russia 4.07 million and the United Kingdom 4.04 million.
Published : February 15, 2021
By : The Nation