34 new covid-19 cases were reported in Thailand today, taking the total up to 2,613 cases. There was also one death and 117 recoveries announced.
The 34 cases represent a slight increase when compared to yesterday’s total of 28 new coronavirus cases.
The new cases consisted of 27 people who were known to come into contact with a positive virus patient, two people who had recently returned from abroad, two medical personnel, one visitor to a crowded area, one person who worked in a crowded area, and one person in quarantine after returning from Indonesia.
The cases are spread out around the country with eight in Bangkok, six in Yala, five in Phuket and Pattani, four in Nakhon Si Thammarat, two in Samut Prakan, and one in Loei, Satun, and Phanga. One case remains under investigation.
The single death was a Bangkok bus driver who suffered from previous medical conditions. The 52-year-old woman caught the virus from a friend who she had been drinking with. Eight other people from the drinking group also caught the virus.
There is some controversy surrounding her death as she passed away on Sunday, but the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority failed to disclose her positive diagnosis after she had initially tested positive for the virus on April 4th.
This adds more weight to arguments that the official figures are somewhat skewed due to a lack of coordination when reporting figures and a lack of testing across the country.
According to the Bangkok Post, Phuket reported an additional 10 cases, not of all which were included in the official tally on Tuesday.
Source: Department of Disease Control | Photo: Reuters