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Record number of new Covid-19 cases with two deaths


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Sunday reported 1,767 new cases, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic. Only two of the cases were overseas arrivals in quarantine facilities.

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Of the total, 1,477 people were exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas. Proactive testing led to the discovery of 288 cases.

The CCSA is now focusing on six provinces -- Chonburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Chiang Mai and Bangkok -- as the daily number of new cases in these provinces was in triple digits on all days last week.

Meanwhile, 113 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 42,352. Of these, 39,118 had been contracted locally, including 20,268 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,234 were returnees.

So far, 28,683 have recovered and been discharged, 13,568 patients are still in hospitals and 101 have died.

The 100th death was a senior monk in Bangkok, 54, who had chronic kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. He passed out on April 12 with fatigue symptoms and was taken to hospital where the medical team could not revive him. Tests later showed he was a Covid-19 patient.

Another death reported on Sunday was a woman in Bangkok, 70, with SLD, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic kidney disease. She had high fever and difficulty in breathing on April 5. The patient was taken to hospital on April 12 and diagnosed with pneumonia and Covid-19. She passed away on April 17.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 141.32 million (up by 783,667), 113.41 million have recovered, 18.25 million are active cases (107,176 in severe condition) and 3.02 million have died (up by 11,574).

Thailand ranks 109th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 32.37 million, followed by India 14.79 million, Brazil 13.9 million, France 5.26 million, and Russia 4.69 million.

In the last 24 hours, 2,876 people got the first shot of vaccine and 386 people got their second, bringing the total vaccine doses to 608,521.

Published : April 18, 2021

By : The Nation