RECAP: Thailand discovers 259 domestic infections with two additional deaths in past 24 hours

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Thailand discovers 259 domestic infections among 271 total new cases of Covid-19 Coronavirus. Two additional deaths, including a British patient, were confirmed at the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) press briefing this morning, January 14.

The first deceased person was a 71-year-old British man who departed from the United Kingdom on December 5th and arrived in Bangkok on December 7th. He was reportedly having a fever and dry cough during his stay at an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) before being delivered to a private hospital on December 11th.

His health record indicated he had underlying conditions of diabetes, thyroid problems, and lung cancer. He tested for Covid-19 and was diagnosed with pneumonitis. His lung condition became worse until he was pronounced dead on January 13th.

The second case was a 53-year-old Thai man who had reportedly traveled to several high-risk provinces, including Chanthaburi, Chonburi, and Phetchaburi, from December 26th to the 30th. He was experiencing a fever and dry cough on January 3rd before seeking a Covid-19 test at Nonthaburi hospital on January 5th.

He was tested for Covid-19 and also diagnosed with pneumonitis. His conditions became worse during the treatment at the hospital and he was pronounced dead at 10:00 P.M. on January 13th.

Among the 259 domestic cases, 78 of them were found in Samut Sakhon, Bangkok 14, Rayong 8, Ang Thong 5, Chonburi 5, Samut Prakan 5, Nonthaburi 2, Nakhon Ratchasima 1, Singburi 1, and Pathum Thani 1.

The other 181 domestic infections, including Thai and migrant workers, were discovered during proactive case finding in Samut Sakhon 172, Chonburi 5, Rayong 3, and Chachoengsao 1.

181 of the cases were migrant workers who are in “hard quarantine” style situations, such as dormitories or camps, with no exposure to the general public according to the CCSA, leaving only 78 “general” cases today.


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