Thailand discovered 66 domestic cases among a total of 73 new Covid-19 Coronavirus infections with one additional death in the past 24 hours, CCSA assistant spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan announced this morning, March 22nd.
Thailand’s 91st Covid-19 death was a 60-year-old Thai man from Bangkok with underlying health conditions of diabetes, high blood pressure, and stage 4 lung cancer. He first sought a Covid-19 test during a proactive case finding on March 14th. He was proved positive for the virus on the following day when he was reportedly suffering from panting and breathing difficulty.
He was being isolated at a private hospital and was on a ventilator during the treatment. However, his condition became worse and he was pronounced dead on March 18 at around 1:17 PM.
Regarding the local infections, the majority of 44 cases were reported during proactive case finding in local communities, particularly in local markets, factories, and migrant worker’s dormitories in Samut Sakhon with 25, Bangkok with 13, Pathum Thani with 5, and Phetchaburi with 1. All of the patients are now isolated at local and field hospitals for treatment.
The other 22 infections were walk-in/hospital cases, including contact tracing, that were found in Bangkok with 8, Samut Sakhon with 8, Nakhon Pathom with 1, Pathum Thani with 1, Nonthaburi with 1, Samut Prakan with 1, Ratchaburi with 1, and Chonburi with 1.
As of today, 65 people fully recovered in the past 24 hours and have been released from field hospitals and quarantine centers. Thailand has now reached a total of 27,876 cases with 26,663 recoveries and a total of 91 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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