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Nearly half of new Covid-19 local cases in Bangkok, another person dies


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Saturday reported 84 new cases and one death.

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The country's 95th fatality was a 29-year-old woman who lived in Bangkok. She had cardiomegaly, heart valve regurgitation and down syndrome and she had got the infection from her parents.

She died on April 1 although her Covid-19 test on March 21 was negative. The doctor realised later that she had tested positive.

Of 84 new cases, 58 had been contracted locally, 11 were found via proactive testing and 15 were overseas travellers.

Of 58 patients who had contracted the infection locally, 30 patients were in Bangkok, followed by Suphan Buri (9), Samut Sakhon (8), Nonthaburi (4), Nakhon Pathom (4), Narathiwat (1), Chonburi (1) and Tak (1).

Of 11 patients who were found via proactive testing, 4 patients each were in Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon, followed by Bangkok (2) and Nakhon Pathom (1).

The arrivals from overseas who tested positive, including Thai and foreign nationals, were from France (1), Malaysia (3), China (3), India (1), United Arab Emirates (1), Turkey (1), Switzerland (1), Bahrain (2), Bangladesh (1) and Czech Republic (1).

Meanwhile, 62 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 29,031. Of these, 25,901 had been contracted locally, including 16,084 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,130 were returnees.

So far, 27,668 have recovered and been discharged, 1,268 patients are being treated, and 95 have died (35 in the second outbreak).

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 130.80 million (up by 636,927), 105.30 million of whom have recovered, 22.65 million are active cases (97,614 in severe condition) and 2.85 million have died (up by 10,368).

Thailand ranks 116th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 31.31 million, followed by Brazil 12.91 million, India 12.39 million, France 4.74 million and Russia 4.56 million.

Published : April 03, 2021

By : The Nation