Thailand reports 3 more COVID-19 fatalities

People have their temperatures checked amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at the immigration post in Myawaddy near the Thai border on March 23, 2020, as thousands of people crossed from Thailand as the border crossings were due to close because of the growing pandemic. – Tens of thousands of migrant labourers from Laos and Myanmar flooded bus stations and border crossings in Thailand on March 23, defying requests to stay put to prevent exporting infections of the deadly coronavirus. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Thailand announced three more deaths caused by COVID-19 today, bringing the country’s death toll to four, as 106 new infections were confirmed, a drop from yesterday’s 122 and Sunday’s 188.

Public Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Thaveesilp Wissanuyothin said this morning that one of the three fatalities was a 70-year old man, who had been treated at Bamrasnaradura Institute for Infectious Diseases since February 3rd.

The victim, who worked as a driver for tourists, was diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis before his admission to the state hospital.

His son said, in a Facebook post today “Dad departed at 6.10pm yesterday as a result of COVID-19, which destroyed his lungs.  He had recovered from the virus, but his other vital organs did not.”

The total number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Thailand reached 827 today, while five more patients have returned home, bringing the total number of recoveries to 57.



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