Another COVID-19 fatality and 42 new cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday
Thailand recorded one more death from COVID-19, 42 new cases and 96 additional recoveries today (Tuesday), according to the Centre for Covid-19 situation (CCSA).
The 84th fatality was a 92-year old diabetic man living in Pathum Thani province, just north of Bangkok. He also had hypertension and other cardiac issues.
An investigation by health officials indicates that the man went to Pornpat market, the scene of the latest outbreak in Pathum Thani, on February 11. After visiting the market, he developed a fever, cough and fatigue. He went to the provincial hospital on February 23 and was found to be infected by the virus and was admitted for treatment until his death on Sunday.
The 42 new cases today include 39 locally-acquired infections and three arrivals from abroad in state quarantine. The local infections include 24 in Samut Sakhon, eight in Pathum Thani, four in Tak and one each in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Nakhon Pathom.
Cumulative infections in Thailand since early last year are 26,073, with 84 deaths. 25,420 people have recovered, while 569 others are still being treated in hospitals.
Cumulative infections since December 15, which marks the start of the second wave, are 21,836 with a death toll of 24.