Thailand reports only 13 new Covid-19 cases after peak of 188


Buddhist novice monks wearing face shields and protective face masks attend a lesson at Wat Molilokayaram monastic educational institute during coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand April 22, 2020. - Reuters

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Thailand continued to make gains in containing the Covid-19 outbreak with 13 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period and one death, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Thursday (April 23).

The total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 2,839.

He said Thursday's was the lowest number of new cases in a month day since the peak of 188 on March 22.The number of fatalities increased to 50, while 2,430 patients have recovered and returned to their homes and 359 are undergoing treatment in hospitals.

In the last two weeks, new cases have been generally on a downward trend.

Meanwhile, 78 people have fully recovered and returned home.

A 78-year-old woman who had a stroke went to see doctor on March 21 for urinary tract infection. On March 24, she started to show symptoms and was confirmed as a Covid-19 patient. She died from Septicemia on April 22.

As of April 23, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 2839 -- 359 are under treatment, 2,430 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 50 deaths. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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