The Thai Government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced another 30 new cases of coronavirus today including two new deaths.
The figure represents a decrease from yesterday’s total of 34 new cases and continues a downward trend that many across Thailand are beginning to doubt.
The lack of nationwide testing for coronavirus, despite the Thai Government’s claims to the contrary, is one of the main reasons that residents in Thailand do not believe the official figures represent the complete picture.
It is almost certain that the true rate of infections across Thailand is much higher than the official numbers suggest as a very low number of tests are carried out daily around the country.
The 30 new cases today are broken down to 19 people who came into close contact with a known infected patient, two visitors to crowded places, two people who have recently returned to Thailand, and seven patients still under investigation.
The two new deaths are a 65-year-old Thai woman who worked as a food vendor in Chiang Mai and a 60-year-old Thai man who recently returned from a religious pilgrimage in Indonesia.
The total number of covid-19 cases is now 2,643, while the death total has risen to 43. There has been a total of 1,497 recoveries.
Nine provinces have not reported any cases of coronavirus – Ang Thong, Bung Kan, Chai Nat, Kamphaeng Phet, Nan, Phichit, Singburi, and Trat.
Source: Department of Disease Control | Photo: Reuters