Thailand sees only one new Covid-19 case in past 24 hours


Performers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine, after the government started opening some restaurants outside shopping malls, parks and barbershops following the Covid-19 outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 4, 2020. - Reuters

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): There was only one new confirmed Covid-19 case – the lowest in months – over a 24-hour period and no deaths, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Tuesday (May 5).

The number of Covid-19 patients now stands at 2,988, with 2,747 having recovered and been discharged, while 194 are under hospital treatment. The number of deaths remains at 54.

The latest new case was a diabetic 45-year-old man living in Narathiwat province. He experienced difficulty in breathing and had pneumonia, which lead to his hospitalistion and Covid-19 detection.

He had travelled for religious proposes and had earlier come into contact with a person who was infected.

Some 40 people in Yala, who were initially thought to have Covid-19 but whose samples proved negative in a second test, are still under investigation and a final report is expected this afternoon. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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