One Covid death, 819 new cases

One Covid death, 819 new cases

Commuters wearing face masks board a bus in Chatuchak district of Bangkok on Tuesday, when 819 new cases of Covid-19 disease were detected. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Commuters wearing face masks board a bus in Chatuchak district of Bangkok on Tuesday, when 819 new cases of Covid-19 disease were detected. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The government on Wednesday reported one new Covid-19 related death and 819 new cases.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said the latest fatality was a Thai man aged 56 who had previously suffered a stroke and was bed-ridden.

It is probable he was infected by a member of his family.

Of the 819 new cases, 716 were confirmed through active case finding, and 92 were found by hospitals.

Active case finding identified 714 infected people in Samut Sakhon. The other two were in Rayong and Samut Prakan provinces.

The 92 new cases found at hospitals included 78 in Samut Sakhon and six in Bangkok.

The 11 imported cases were quarantined arrivals from the United Kingdom (3), the United Arab Emirates (1), Iran (1), Poland (1), Mozambique (1), Bahrain (1), Sweden (2) and Indonesia (1).

Total Covid-19 cases have risen to 15,465. Of these, 11,054 have recovered, including 162 discharged over the past 24 hours, and 4,335 are receiving treatment. The death toll has risen to 76.

Vocabulary

  • active case finding: when health staff reach out to a community and test people to find cases of a disease -
  • discharge: to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
  • probable (adj): likely to happen, to exist or to be true - ที่น่าจะเป็นไปได้
  • treatment: the process of providing medical care - การรักษา
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