RECAP: Thailand discovers 2,040 confirmed Covid-19 domestic infections with 31 fatalities with underlying health conditions in past 24 hours

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Thailand reported 2,040 domestic infections among a total of 2,041 new, confirmed Covid-19 cases with 31 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, CCSA assistant spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan announced this morning, May 3rd. The infection rates began to rise again after a slight drop late last week.

The fatalities were 18 men and 13 women from Bangkok (10), Nonthaburi (10), Pathum Thani (2), Nakhon Sri Thammarat (2), Chachoengsao (1), Ang Thong (1), Phetchaburi (1), Suphan Buri (1), Lop Buri (1), Chiyaphom (1), and Ranong (1). Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, hyperlipidemia, past strokes, thyroid disease, obesity, chronic lung disease, chronic liver disease, and autism.

Six of them refused to expose their health conditions.

Regarding domestic infections, the first group of 675 local infections was discovered in Bangkok. Three of them were reportedly connected to entertainment venues, 16 were from community markets and villages, 114 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients, and the other 542 infections were connected to other risky places.

The second group includes 557 cases that were reported in Bangkok’s vicinity. Seven of them were reportedly connected to entertainment venues, 16 were from community markets and villages, 417 were from being close contact with confirmed infected patients, and the other 117 cases were connected to other risky places.

The last group includes 808 domestic infections that were found in other provinces. Three of them were connected to entertainment venues, 23 were from community markets and villages, 496 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients, and 286 of them were connected to other risky places. The majority of the group was discovered in Nonthaburi with 277, followed by Samut Prakan with 161, Chonburi with 153, and Surat Thani with 69.

The Covid-19 infection rates and the number of deaths remain high in Bangkok. Accumulatively, the top ten districts with the most infections in Bangkok in the past month of April are Huai Kwang with 392, Din Daeng with 284, Bang Khen with 284, Wattana with 272, Chatuchak with 259, Lat Phrao with 230, Wang Thonglang with 225, Bang Kapi with 215, Suan Luang with 221, and Phasi Charoen with 186.

As of today, 1,726 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 71,025 cases with 40,984 recoveries and a total of 276 deaths since the start of the pandemic. About 1,598 people received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccination and another 744 people received their second shot yesterday, marking a total number of 1,486,907 vaccinated people in Thailand who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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