There were no new deaths announced today as the coronavirus official numbers continued to remain positive.
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced 33 new cases, no deaths, and 98 recoveries on Saturday, April 18th.
The number of recovered patients recently overtook the number of patients in the hospital and now represents 65.4% of all reported cases.
Of the new cases, 11 had a history of contact with infected patients, all of whom were located in Bangkok. The remaining are Thai returnees, people who went to crowded places, people who work in at-risk areas, and medical personnel.
10 of the new cases remain under investigation while two of the recently infected are in state quarantine in Krabi.
Bangkok has reported the highest number of cases with 1,401, followed by Phuket with 192, Nonthaburi with 150, and Samut Prakan with 108.
Nine provinces in Thailand have not reported a single case of covid-19: Kamphaengphet, Chai Nat, Trat, Nan, Bung Kan, Pichit, Ranong, Sing Buri, and Angthong.
There are also another 29 provinces that have reported no new cases in the past two weeks: Chaing Rai, Phetchabun, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani, Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Roi Et, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Amnat Charoen, Udon Thani, Phetchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Ratchaburi, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Samut Songkhram, Chanthaburi, Kalasin, Nongkhai, Rayong, and Tak.
While the figures are very positive, it is highly likely that the rate of infections is much higher than the official figures suggest due to a lack of testing.
A recent study from the United States concluded that up to 85 times more people may have coronavirus than is being reported in official figures.
Source: Department of Disease Control | Photo: Reuters