More COVID-19 deaths in Thailand
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With the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases reported this week, Thailand now has 106 new patients and 3 deaths. This brings the total number of infections up to 827 and the death tally to 4.
As reported from The MATTER, the current patients fall into 3 main groups:
25 patients were in close contact with previous infections
- 5 from boxing stadium
- 6 from entertainment venues in Nana and Thonglor, Bangkok
- 12 are service staff who were in close contact with previous patients
- 2 from a religious ceremony in Malaysia
35 new patients:
- 20 came back from overseas (8 Thais and 12 foreigners)
- 10 living in crowded areas and working with travellers
- 4 medical staffs, due to patients who hadn’t declared their travel/contact history
47 patients are confirmed to be infected but are still being traced:
- 4 of them have a severe symptoms
The 3 new deaths:
- 70-year-old man with TB
- 79-year-old man related to the Lumpini boxing stadium cluster
- 45-year-old man with diabetes
One of the deceased had tuberculosis
On 23rd March 2020, Facebook user Kumphol Tundang expressed condolences for his father who died of the COVID-19 virus.
Translation: He [left us] at 6.30pm because of lung damage. He had already recovered from COVID-19 but his organs were destroyed. He fought it for almost 2 months.
Don’t worry about us. Love you so much.
Based on Matichon Online, Mr. Kumphol’s father was sent to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute on 4th Febuary 2020 after showing severe symptoms of the virus. It was also found that he was suffering from TB.
Around 3 weeks later, he was tested negative for COVID-19, but some organs were damaged. He then passed away on 23rd March 2020.
His children are now making the necessary arrangements for a Buddhist funeral ceremony. However, as reported from Bangkokbiznews, temples now refuse to host funerals due to the fear of COVID-19 spreading.
Also, the hospital hospitals have also taken the necessary measures to further protect and prepare the body. Anyway, there should be an explanation and instruction to the public too in order to confirm and ensure to them.
We are sorry to hear the news and hope Mr. Kumphol, as well as the families of the other victims, are well.
Keep up with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand:
- 188 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Thailand, Biggest Jump Pushes Total Infections To 599
- Medical Certificates Required For All Visitors Entering Thailand Regardless Of Nationality
- Thailand Will Prep 400 New Hospital Beds For COVID-19 Patients By This Week
- 2-Week Shut Down For Entertainment Venues Like Bars & Massage Parlours
- Songkran 2020 Holidays Have Been Postponed To Later This Year
- Zoos Instructed To Close For 2 Weeks
- BKK Gyms Shut Down, 1 Case Reported At BASE Amarin