Covid rebounds with 401 new cases, 1 death Tuesday

Covid rebounds with 401 new cases, 1 death Tuesday

A health worker in protective gear looks at beds in the Boonyachinda Stadium-turned- field hospital on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok, on Monday. The police prepared the temporary facility to handle illegal migrants who contracted Covid-19 in the detention facilities of the Immigration Bureau.  (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
A health worker in protective gear looks at beds in the Boonyachinda Stadium-turned- field hospital on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok, on Monday. The police prepared the temporary facility to handle illegal migrants who contracted Covid-19 in the detention facilities of the Immigration Bureau. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The government reported a sharp uptick in cases of Covid-19 in Thailand on Tuesday, with 401 new cases – including 337 found in community testing – taking the accumulated total to 28,277.

Hospitals across the nation reported 46 new cases, while another 18 were quarantined arrivals.

An additional fatality raised the death toll to 92.

The Department of Disease Control said the new death was a male Bangkok native, 75, who had suffered from hypertension, Alzheimer's and heart valve regurgitation.

He had a fever and sore throat on March 14 and tested positive for Covid-19 the same day.

On the following day his condition deteriorated. He was pronounced dead last Friday.

Over the past 24 hours, 337 new local cases were confirmed through active case-finding and 46 others were found at hospitals.

The vast majority of the 337 new cases diagnosed through mass testing – 318 – were at the immigration police detention facility in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district. Five other community cases were detected in Bangkok, twelve in Samut Sakhon province and two in Nakhon Pathom.

Testing at hospitals confirmed 29 new cases in Bangkok, nine in Nakhon Pathom, five in Samut Sakhon and one each in Khon Kaen, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi.

Overall, Bangkok logged 92% of the daily increment in domestic transmissions.

The past 24 hours also saw 18 imported cases, quarantined arrivals from the United Kingdom (2), Greece (1), Belgium (1), the Netherlands (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), Pakistan (1), Croatia (1), Syria (1), Myanmar (1), Qatar (4), Ethiopia (1), Malaysia (2) and Tunisia (1).

Of the 28,277 accumulated Covid-19 cases, 26,766 (94.66%) have recovered – including 103 discharged over the past 24 hours – leaving 1,419 at hospitals.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 405,372 in 24 hours to 124.29 million. The worldwide death toll went up 7,021 to 2.73 million. The United States had the most cases at 30.58 million, up 45,748, and the most deaths at 555,945, up 636.

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