There are now more new coronavirus cases happening outside of Bangkok than in the Thai capital as official figures were released for Monday, March 30th.
The newly-formed Covid-19 Situation Administration Thailand announced another new 136 cases, bringing the total infections around the country to 1,524.
Surprisingly, for the first time, the majority of these new cases happened outside of Bangkok with 54% of the newly infected residing in the provinces.
The infected have been separated into three groups:
Group 1: People who have come into contact with coronavirus patients or have been to a place known to have previously had a covid-19 infection.
Group 2: New patients with no known history of contact with the virus.
Group 3: Infections awaiting further investigation.
Of the newly infected, 21 are medical personnel who have been working in increasingly difficult conditions.
In addition to the new infections, two more deaths were announced bringing the total number of deaths in Thailand up to 9.
The new deaths were a 54-year-old Thai man traveling from Malaysia and a 52-year-old Thai woman who suffered from severe pneumonia.
Several areas around the country are being strictly monitored including the Bangkok Metropolitan area, Chonburi, Krabi, all Southern Provinces, Sa Kaeo, Ubon Ratchathani, and Phuket which has gone into total lockdown.
Once again, people are reminded to wear face masks, wash their hands, practice excellent hygiene, and only leave their homes if absolutely necessary.