RECAP: Thailand announces 1,544 new daily domestic cases of Covid–19, 3 imported with two new reported deaths

Thailand –

Thailand has announced 1,544 new domestic confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Kingdom this morning (April 17th), with 3 imported cases for a total of 1,547 new confirmed cases of the virus with two new deaths reported.

The announcement was made by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) in Bangkok.

Of the 1,544 new local cases, 1,316 were found through contact tracing and in hospitals, and 228 were found through active case-finding in local communities.

Bangkok had the most with 279 cases, Chiang Mai had 140 and Prachuap Khiri Khan had 58. The rest are in other provinces. (Chonburi had 155 cases but records them later than the CCSA which cuts off their recording at an earlier time the day before and not all were included in the total today and will be recorded by the CCSA tomorrow.)

Two deaths were reported, one was a Thai man, 38, who was a programmer who lived in Tak. He was obese, weighing 150kg, had diabetes, high blood pressure, and suffered from several other health conditions according to the CCSA that contributed to his death.

He was a close contact with a previous confirmed case from the Thonglor nightclubs cluster in Bangkok, having visited the Krystal Club.

On April 3rd he started to have suspicious symptoms. On April 4th he was confirmed with Covid – 19. He was pronounced dead yesterday due to complications from the virus and his previous health conditions (April 16th).

Another death was a Thai man, 51, who lived in Pathum Thani. He was a company staffer who traveled often for work.

He also had several personal health issues which were severe heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. He had been in contact with previously confirmed cases.

On April 10th he started to have suspicious symptoms. On April 12th he was confirmed with Covid -19. He was pronounced dead on April 15th.

New national-level restrictions start tomorrow, April 18th, that is meant to help drive down the amount of Covid-19 cases in Thailand.

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