The Thai Government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced seven new coronavirus infections and two new deaths as the official numbers remain in single-digits.
Yesterday, the number of new cases dipped to single-digits for the first time in weeks, and today there were two fewer cases announced.
However, there is always the caveat that limited testing is affecting the official number of coronavirus cases.
Of the new cases announced today, five were from people who have been in contact with previously known infected patients – three in Phuket and one each in Bangkok and Korat.
There were an additional two new cases in Bangkok after the capital had announced no new cases yesterday – one Chinese national and one visitor to a crowded area.
Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Center said:
“Not so many countries in this world have seen such a low number. But please keep your distance from one another and take care of yourself. Do not lower your guard. The seven new cases today resulted from what you did 7-14 days ago. What you do today will show its result in the next 7-14 days. Please be consistent.”
The two deaths were a Thai man aged 52 and a Thai woman aged 63. The man had attended a seminar where an infected patient was also present while the woman ran a restaurant and had more than likely caught covid-19 from her husband.
The man passed away in Bangkok while the woman was living in Phuket.
There has now been a total of 2,938 cases of coronavirus of which 2,652 people have recovered.
Nine provinces are free from coronavirus infections while a further 13 provinces had no new cases over the past four weeks.
Source: Department of Disease Control