3 deaths and 1,394 new Covid cases
The Thai government confirmed three deaths and 1,394 new Covid-19 infections yesterday, Monday, April 19. The kingdom has now recorded 104 deaths from the coronavirus and 43,742 people infected since the pandemic began in January 2020.
A bright spot… a very small bright spot!
The number of cases on Monday was significantly lower than the record number of 1,767 new cases on Sunday. Compared to last week, cases have increased by about 12 percent.
The fatalities included a 56-year-old man and two women, aged 84 and 61, respectively. The man worked as a waiter at a nightlife venue in Bangkok. He tested positive on Saturday and died of a stroke the next day. He had chronically high blood pressure.
The 84-year-old woman also lived in Bangkok and suffered from high blood pressure and heart disease. She died Friday (April 16) of kidney failure. She had been infected by her cousin, who worked at a nightclub, and the infection was confirmed on April 10.
The 61-year-old woman lived in Prachuap Khiri Khan and apparently ate with a Covid-19 patient. Her infection was confirmed on April 10. She suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes and passed away on Sunday.
Furthermore, Chonburi Provincial Health Department reported 98 new Covid-19 cases yesterday. Of these, 49 were in Banglamung District with Pattaya City, Chonburi City 24, Sri Racha 11, Ban Bueng 4 and Sattahip, Pan Thong and Bor Thaong having 2 each.
A new Covid19 outbreak with 23 cases was discovered in Chonburi. Authorities are calling on people returning to work in Songkran to work from home for two weeks if possible. If not, don’t eat with other employees; you should definitely follow the Covid-19 preventive measures at work.