With 19 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period, Thailand had its best day this month in the battle against Covid-19. The number of Covid-19 patients in the country increased to 2,811while there was one death, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Tuesday (April 21).
Total fatalities stood at 48, while 2,108 patients have recovered and returned to their homes and 655 are undergoing treatment in hospitals.
Tuesday’s sharp fall in the number of cases offered more proof that the Covid-19 curve in the country might be flattening, and could pave the way for an easing of the nationwide lockdown.
On April 9 there were 54 new cases, 50 on April 10, 45 on April 11, 33 on April 12, 28 on April 13, 34 on April 14, 30 on April 15, 29 on April 16, 28 on April 17, 33 on April 18, 32 on April 19 and 27 April 20.
“The dwindling number today is the result of efforts to contain the virus in the last 14 days,” he said.
The report comes as the government and the private sector look at the possibilities of easing some lockdown restrictions.
19 new cases in Thailand point to Covid-19 downward trend
The number of Covid-19 patients in Thailand increased to 2,811, with 19 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period and one death, Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said today (April 21).
The cases can be broken down into three groups.
The first group of 10 had come into close contact with others earlier confirmed as infected.
The second group comprised eight people – two had visited crowded areas, one worked in a crowed area, one went to a religious ceremony, two were found during an inspection in Yala, and two discovered before undergoing an operation.
The last was a person quarantined after returning from the US.
Meanwhile, 109 people have recovered and gone home.
A 50-year-old male taxi driver who had diabetes and was a smoker died after contracting the virus. He had earlier driven a customer from Lumpini boxing stadium. His symptoms began with a low fever, coughing and difficulty breathing on March 18.
He returned home after being given medicines. However, his condition worsened with high fever on March 23 and he was finally confirmed as a Covid-19 patient the same day. He died yesterday.
As of today, the number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 2,811, with 655 undergoing treatment and 2,108 having recovered. 48 people have died so far.
Eleven provinces have reported new cases in the last seven days – Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Phuket, Chon Buri, Yala, Pattani, Songkhla, Krabi, Narathiwat, Khon Kaen and Chumphon.
Worldwide, there are more than 2.48 million confirmed cases and some 170,000 deaths.