A further 120 coronavirus cases were reported in Thailand on Wednesday, April 1st, bringing the total number of cases up to 1,771.
The number of new cases fell again, decreasing slightly from yesterday’s 127 new reported cases. However, Dr. Taweesin of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the numbers are “not good as they exceed 100”.
Of the new cases, 38 people had reported being in close contact with someone who had caught the virus, 16 people had just returned from a religious ceremony in Indonesia, and 14 had risky jobs or worked in crowded places.
The remaining new cases were reported from people who had visited entertainment places, were returning to Thailand, or are still under investigation.
Of the new cases, Bangkok declared the highest numbers with 43. Samut Prakan reported 23 new cases and Phuket 11, with the remainder divided among a number of provinces.
The daily figures also included two new deaths. One, a 79-year-old Thai man from Yala and the other a 58-year-old businessperson who had just returned from the United Kingdom on March 14th.
The Department of Disease Control has now set up a “self-assessment” which people can use to check their risk levels of contracting coronavirus. The assessment is currently only available in Thai but can be translated using Google translate or a similar tool. You can take the test here – http://covid19.ddc.moph.go.th/en/self_screening.