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One death, 77 new Covid-19 cases reported, most from Bangkok hotspots

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Sunday reported 77 new cases,19 of them overseas travellers in quarantine facilities.

Of the 32 patients exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas, 20 were in Bangkok, seven in Samut Sakhon, three in Samut Prakan and two in Pathum Thani.

Meanwhile, proactive testing led to the discovery of 26 cases --12 in Bangkok, nine in Samut Sakhon, two each in Samut Pakran and Nonthaburi, and one in Ratchaburi

Of the overseas travellers, nine were Thais, two each from India, the US and the United Arab Emirates, and one each from Russia, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, and Kuwait.

The 94th fatality was a female patient, aged 75, from Bangkok who had thyroid disease, high blood pressure, and pituitary tumour. She likely got the infection from her four family members who tested positive. She tested positive on March 23 and was admitted to a hospital after she had cough and phlegm. Her condition continued to decline and she died on March 27.

Meanwhile, 103 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 28,734. Of these, 25,687 had been contracted locally, including 16,040 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,047 were returnees. So far, 27,239 have recovered and been discharged, 1,401 patients are still in hospitals, and 94 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 127.28 million (up by 589,097), 102.56 million have recovered, 21.98 million are active cases (93,080 in severe condition) and 2.79 million have died (up by 9,760).

Thailand ranks 116th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 30.91 million, followed by Brazil 12.49 million, India 11.97 million, Russia 4.51 million and France 4.5 million.

Published : March 28, 2021

By : The Nation