Of the deaths, three were Thai nationals, namely a 78-year-old woman and two men, aged 78 and 30. The fourth death was that of an 84-year-old Indian woman.
The Thai woman, a Bangkok resident, was already bedridden with high blood pressure and thyroid problems. Her infection was confirmed on April 3 and she succumbed to the virus on Sunday.
The 78-year-old man ran a business in Bangkok and suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes. He tested positive for Covid-19 on April 15 and died on Monday.
The 30-year-old Bangkok resident had been suffering from obesity. He tested positive for Covid-19 on April 15 and succumbed on Monday.
The 84-year-old Indian woman had been bedridden with thyroid problems and tested positive on Sunday. She died the same day.
Of the 1,443 cases confirmed, the highest number or 350 were in Bangkok, 116 in Chiang Mai, 82 in Chonburi and 60 in Samut Prakan.
Also, two had flown in from overseas, including a Thai woman from Denmark and an Indian man from his own country.
Meanwhile, 171 cases have recovered and discharged from the hospital.
As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 45,185. Of these, 41,943 had been contracted locally, including 20,707 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,242 were returnees.
So far, 28,958 have recovered and been discharged, 16,119 are still in hospitals and 108 have died.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 142.72 million (up by 657,827), 121.24 million of whom have recovered, 18.44 million are active cases (108,184 in severe condition) and 3.04 million have died (up by 9,813).
Thailand ranks 107th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 32.47 million, followed by India 15.31 million, Brazil 13.97 million, France 5.29 million and Russia 4.71 million.
In the last 24 hours, 35,900 people in Thailand received their first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 11,727 got their second shot, bringing the total number of doses administered up to 666,210.
Published : April 20, 2021
By : The Nation