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Three patients die as 104 new cases confirmed in Thailand (Updated)

Apr 02. 2020
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By The Nation

The government reported 104 new Covid-19 infections and three more deaths on Thursday (April 2), raising the total number of cases recorded nationwide to 1,875 with 15 deaths.

The cases could be divided into three groups, said Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

The first group of 60 are “cluster” cases of infections that began at a boxing match in a Bangkok stadium, Bangkok entertainment venues, and a religious ceremony in Indonesia.

The second group comprises 36 people, 14 of whom had just returned from overseas (11 Thais and three foreigners) and passed the infection on to others, including two close contacts and two medical staff.

The third group of eight are still being investigated to find the source of infection.

Meanwhile, 89 patients have recovered and returned home.

The three new victims comprise a 57-year-old man who died after taking a southbound train from Bangkok, a 77-year-old man with emphysema and diabetes who was in close contact with a Covid-19 patient in Patthani, and a 55-year-old male driver at Suvarnabhumi airport who was admitted to hospital on March 18 after returning from a family visit to Surin.

Of the total 1,875 confirmed cases, 1,355 are being treated and 23 are in critical condition, while 15 have died. A total of 505 have recovered and been discharged.

The number of known global cases has surpassed 900,000 with around 47,000 deaths.

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