11 July 2024

Thailand reported its latest death from COVID-19, the 60th since the outbreak of the contagion, as eight new infections were also recorded today, according to the CCSA.

The fatality was a 66-year old Thai retired civil servant, who returned from England on October 19th and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province.

On the following day, the man developed breathing difficulties and was sent to Banglamung District Hospital, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit.  Besides testing positive for COVID-19, he also suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.  He died yesterday in hospital.

The eight new cases include a 68-year old Swiss financial expert, who arrived from Switzerland and entered hotel based quarantine in Bangkok, a 56-year old Thai woman returning from Saudi Arabia and entering state quarantine in Bangkok, a 36-year old Indian woman in hotel based quarantine in Bangkok, a 41-year old Thai masseuse returning from Ukraine and entering state quarantine in Chon Buri province, a 36-year old Thai woman returning from the Netherlands and entering state quarantine in Bangkok and three Myanmar migrant workers working as truck drivers.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,818, including 2,451 locally transmitted cases and 1,367 imported cases.  There has been 1 new recovery, bringing the total to 3,639.

119 are still being treated in hospitals and the country’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 60.