A public transport driver walks past a thermal scanner at a bus terminal in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
The Public Health Ministry reported one more death from coronavirus on Friday, bringing fatalities to five, while 91 new cases were found in 52 provinces, raising the total to 1,136.
Of the total, 1,034 were hospitalised, including 11 critical patients on respirators and 97 who were discharged, said Dr Anupong Suchariyakul, a specialist of the Disease Control Department .
Of all recorded cases, 83% are Thais.
The 91 new cases fell into three groups. The first was 30 people in contact with previous patients or the places linked to them — a boxing stadium (5), an entertainment complex (7) and people in contact with the previous patients (18).
The second group consists of 19 people — nine Thais and one foreigner who arrived from other countries and nine others who either lived or worked in crowded areas or places frequently visited by foreigners, including a bus driver, a waitress and four operators.
The third group was 42 patients under investigation.
Dr Anupong said a positive sign was that there were no new cases linked to attendees to a religious ceremony in Malaysia.
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ceremony (noun): a formal public event - งานพิธี
critical : very seriously ill or injured and might die - อย่างรุนแรง อย่างวิกฤต
discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
investigation : the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened - การสอบสวน, การตรวจสอบหาข้อเท็จจริง
operator (noun): a person or company that runs a business - ผู้ดำเนินกิจการทางธุรกิจ, ผู้ประกอบธุรกิจ
respirator : a piece of equipment used to help someone breathe - เครื่องช่วยหายใจ
sign : a piece of evidence that something is happening or that something exists - ร่องรอย
stadium : a large closed area of land with rows of seats around the sides and often with no roof which is used for sports events and musical performances - สนามกีฬาที่มีอัฒจันทร์โดยรอบ