A Thai man, 45, who was previously found positive for the Covid-19 Coronavirus while gambling with a group of others that has been the source of a large cluster of infections in Rayong was pronounced dead today, December 28th, according to Deputy Health Minister Satit Pituthecha’s online statement.
The deceased man was reportedly closely involved with the illegal gamblers and had been suffering from congenital ischemic heart disease and other health conditions. His result proved positive for Covid-19 yesterday, December 27th, and he was scheduled to be transferred to a local hospital today for isolation.
However, he was reportedly experiencing discomfort in his chest and stopped breathing on the way to a hospital via his friend’s vehicle. An emergency doctor had performed CPR for 30 minutes as soon as he arrived at the hospital but his pulse did not restart despite the doctor’s best attempts. He was confirmed dead this morning.
According to Satit Pituthecha, the 45-year-old man was suffering from several congenital diseases, including ischemic heart disease, CVA (stroke related issues), and diabetes. His last visit at Rayong Hospital was recorded on March 23rd and he also reportedly refused to take diabetic drugs.
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