157 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today
Thailand recorded 157 new COVID cases, 548 new recoveries and one more COVID-19 related death today (Wednesday), according to the CCSA.
The new cases include 132 in Samut Sakhon province, of which 104 were detected by proactive screening and 28 were diagnosed in hospitals. 13 cases are arrivals from India, the Philippines, Japan, the US, Malaysia, Kuwait and Argentina.
Bangkok today recorded 8 new cases and one each in Samut Songkhram and Maha Sarakham.
Cumulative infections, to date, are 23,903, with 18,914 recoveries. 4,909 others are still being treated in hospitals or are under observation in isolation.
CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the fatality, the 80th so far, was a 65-year old woman in the final stages of kidney failure and had high cholesterol.
She contracted the virus from among her family, five out of eight of whom were found to be infected. She tested positive on January 1st and was transferred from a hospital in Samut Sakhon to one in Bangkok for treatment.
Taweesin said the patient suffered fatigue, laryngeal cancer and a lung infection and was placed on a respirator until her death on Monday night.
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