Thailand confirms 78 new COVID-19 cases

BANGKOK (XINHUA) – Thailand yesterday confirmed 78 new COVID-19 cases, mostly via active testing, and one more fatality, according to the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of yesterday’s new cases, 74 were domestic infections while four others referred to imported cases, said CCSA spokeswoman

Apisamai Srirangsan. The new domestic cases, detected via active testing for the coronavirus, included 36 in Samut Sakhon and 22 in the capital Bangkok, among other provinces, Apisamai said.

The new fatality, raising the total death toll to 87, was an 88-year-old Thai man in Pathum Thani, who had a kidney failure, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, she said.

Thailand has confirmed 27,005 cases of infection, 24,074 of which were domestic infections while 2,931 others referred to imported cases. So far, 26,234 patients have fully recovered and been released from hospitals while 684 others are currently hospitalised and 87 fatalities have been reported.

Tuk-tuk drivers wait for passengers in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand. PHOTO: XINHUA