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11 Covid-19 patients, including pregnant woman, succumb in record deaths on a single day


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Sunday reported 2,438 new cases and 11 deaths, the highest on a single day since the pandemic outbreak.

Of the total, 2,151 people were exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas. Proactive testing led to the discovery of 282 cases. Five cases were overseas arrivals in quarantine facilities.

The 11 deaths reported on Sunday comprised eight men and three women. Most of them were overweight, had diabetes, high blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia, authorities said.

One of them was a 25-week pregnant woman, 32, a resident of Bangkok. She reportedly contracted Covid-19 from visiting a crowded area and started to have fever and cough on April 8. The virus was confirmed on April 15. The patient passed away on April 23 at 10.50pm. The cause of death is under investigation.

Meanwhile, 547 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 55,460. Of these, 52,460 had been contracted locally, including 21,660 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,271 were returnees. So far, 31,113 have recovered and been discharged, 24,207 patients are still in hospitals, and 140 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 147.06 million (up by 821,674), 124 million have recovered, 19.24 million are active cases (110,159 in severe condition) and 3.11 million have died (up by 13,390).

Thailand ranks 105th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 32.79 million, followed by India 16.95 million, Brazil 14.3 million, France 5.47 million, and Russia 4.75 million.

Meanwhile, another 14,675 people got the first shot of their vaccine in the last 24 hours, and 14,033 people got their second, bringing the total vaccine doses given to 949,124.

Published : April 25, 2021

By : The Nation