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Covid claims 15 lives for 2nd consecutive day, 2,012 new cases confirmed


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Tuesday reported 2,012 new cases, and 15 deaths for a second day running. The new fatalities include nine cases in Bangkok, two each in Chiang Mai and Samut Prakan and one each in Chonburi and Ranong.

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The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged between 35 and 88, and all of them reportedly suffered from chronic conditions.

Meanwhile, of the 2,012 new cases, 830 were in Bangkok, followed by 108 in Chonburi and 161 in Samut Prakan.

The new infections also included 11 arrivals from overseas. Of them, seven were Thais, four of whom flew in from Pakistan, two from Cambodia and one from Qatar.

The remaining four included two Indians from India and UAE and a Chinese national and a Czech from their own countries.

Meanwhile, 851 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 61,699. Of these, 58,402 had been contracted locally, including 21,840 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,297 were returnees.

So far, 34,402 have recovered and been discharged, 27,119 patients are still in hospitals, and 178 have died.

Since April 1, 84 people have succumbed to the virus, CCSA said. Thailand’s third wave of Covid-19 infections was sparked by some cluster cases in mid-March.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 149.35 million (up by 830,822), 127.02 million have recovered, 19.18 million are active cases (111,234 in severe condition) and 3.15 million have died (up by 14,821).

Thailand ranks 104th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 32.92 million, followed by India 17.98 million, Brazil 14.44 million, France 5.53 million, and Russia 4.77 million.

Published : April 28, 2021

By : The Nation