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45 new Covid-19 cases point to declining trend in Thailand (UPDATED)

Apr 11. 2020
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By THE NATION

Thailand’s total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 2,518 with 45 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period, and two more deaths, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Saturday (April 11). This compares with 54 new cases on Thursday and 50 on Friday.
Of the total, 1,135 patients have fully recovered and returned to their homes.

Of 45 new patients: 23 had contacts with previous cases, living mostly in Bangkok, Pattani and Phuket; nine are not related to the previous patients (one foreigner, two Thais from UK, three working in crowded places, one in a high-risk career, and two medical personnel); the source of infection of four patients is being investigated; nine had returned from foreign countries and are in state quarantine.

During the week from April 4 to 10, 495 patients were found nationwide: 144 persons infected with the Covid-19 were from previous cases, 56 per cent from family members, 23 per cent from working places, 18 per cent from friends or dining with other people, and 3 per cent from other infected persons living in the same community.

A recent report said the 10 provinces with most number of patients were: Bangkok (1,280), Phuket (172), Nonthaburi (148), Samut Prakan (106), Yala (77), Chonburi (75), Pattani (74). Songkhla (55), Chiang Mai (40), and Pathum Thani (33).

Also, 72 patients are under investigation.

There are no Covid-19 patients in the provinces of Kamphaeng Phet, Chai Nat, Trat, Nan, Bueng Kan, Phichit, Ranong, Sing Buri and Ang Thong.

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