Thailand records 80 new COVID-19 cases and another fatality on Saturday
Bangkok recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday). The country saw 80 new infections in total, including seven cases among arrivals from abroad, according to the CCSA.
Of the new infections in Bangkok, 25 are among those under observation and treatment and 23 others were found during proactive community screening. The other domestically-acquired infections include 15 in Samut Sakhon, 3 in Samut Prakan, 2 cases each in Nakhon Sawan and Nonthaburi and 1case each in Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani and Tak.
There are seven imported cases, including 3 from India, 2 from South Africa and 1 each from Bahrain and Germany.
One more patient has died, raising total COVID-19 related deaths to 93. The fatality was a 45 year old diabetic man living in Nakhon Pathom, with a record of visiting high-risk areas in the Bang Khae district of Bangkok. On March 16th he went to hospital for examination, which indicated high blood sugar, buthe tested negative for COVID-19.
On March 25th, the patient lapsed into unconsciousness and was rushed to the same hospital, where he regained consciousness. His condition then deteriorated until his death. Doctors at the hospital had specimens sent for analysis, which returned a positive COVID-19 result.