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Higest record number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths on a single day


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Saturday reported 2,839 new cases and eight deaths, taking the total number of Covid-related fatalities in Thailand to 129.

The fatalities reported on Saturday included:

▪︎A 48-year-old man suffering from obesity in Samut Prakan province. His infection was confirmed on April 18 and he died on April 22.

▪︎An 83-year-old woman in Bangkok who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure. This case was confirmed on April 18 and she died on April 22.

▪︎An 89-year-old man in Bangkok who had colorectal cancer. He was confirmed infected on Friday and died the same day.

▪︎A 63-year-old man in Bangkok with high blood pressure and gout. His case was confirmed on April 22 and he died on April 23.

▪︎A 68-year-old man in Chachoengsao province who suffered from heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high blood fat. He tested positive on April 11 and died on April 22.

▪︎An 82-year-old woman in Samut Prakan province who had cervical cancer. She tested positive on April 14 and died on April 20.

▪︎A 75-year-old man in Nakhon Sawan province who had high blood pressure and fat, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. He tested positive on April 11 and died on April 22.

▪︎A 62-year-old man in Nonthaburi province who suffered chronic kidney failure. This person was confirmed for Covid-19 on April 21 and died on April 23.

Meanwhile, 377 patients were discharged from hospitals following full recovery.

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 53,022. Of these, 49,756 had been contracted locally, including 21,378 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,266 were returnees.

So far, 30,566 have recovered and been discharged, 22,327 are still in hospitals and 129 have died.

In the last 24 hours, 100,367 people had received their first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 30,253 got their second shot, bringing the total number of doses administered in Thailand up to 1,095,445.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 146.22 million (up by 896,922), 124.01 million of whom have recovered, 19.12 million are active cases (109,892 in severe condition) and 3.09 million have died (up by 14,218).

Thailand ranks 105th in the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 32.73 million, followed by India 16.6 million, Brazil 14.23 million, France 5.44 million and Russia 4.74 million.

Published : April 24, 2021

By : The Nation