Thailand’s Covid19-related deaths are decreasing, but one death is one too many, especially of a baby
The number of deaths from the Covid19 virus in Thailand has fallen significantly from an average of about 250 at the beginning of last month, and today reached a low in recent months of around 55 fatalities. But the tragedy of the pandemic still takes a human toll.
For example, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, a baby just one-month-old was infected with the dreaded virus and died as a result. The baby is said to have contracted the coronavirus from relatives.
Also among the deaths in last weekend’s numbers, 6 people died in the Phuket tourist hot spot, all of whom were considered part of the high-risk demographic officials there labelled Group 608. In this group, people over 60, women who are more than 12 weeks pregnant, and those with any of the 7 recognized medical conditions that make patients more vulnerable. 5 out of 6 deaths were unvaccinated, while the vaccinated victim had high-risk community contact and suffered from renal failure and hypertension.
Phuket has had 32 deaths so far this month, after 55 deaths in September. Before that, there had been a total of just 20 deaths in the province since April, showing a sharp increase in fatalities as 107 people have now died from Covid-19 on the island.
Chonburi province, saw daily infections hovering around 1,000 victims in September and this month has seen a steady decline from 289 infections in the past 24 hours, with 6 new deaths over the weekend.
More than 1.8 million people have been infected since the start of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Daily infections have decreased and are the 6th day in a row with infections below 10,000 nationally. In September, there were an average of 13,292 infections per day, while that has fallen by 3,000 per day in October to 10,292.
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