BANGKOK, April 20 (TNA) – Four more people died of COVID-19 as the new wave of infections linked to entertainment places spread the disease to 71 provinces, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
CCSA reported that the death toll rose to 108 while the country recorded 1,443 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, which raised the total cases to 45,185, 16,119 of whom were at hospitals.
The new cases included 1,441 local infections. Of them, 1,328 were diagnosed at hospitals and 113 detected through community testing. Two new cases arrived from Denmark and India.
Most local infections were in Bangkok and other provinces in the Central Plains. Over the past 24 hours, 223 patients were severely ill and 53 of them were depending on ventilators.
CCSA also reported that COVID-19 infection at a central farmers’ market in Ayutthaya province came from a person who had contracted the disease during a visit to a risk area in Bangkok on April 11. The person then passed the disease to a relative who was a waiter at the market.
Seventeen workers at the same restaurant in the market had COVID-19. Officials found 742 at-risk people who were in contact with the infected restaurant workers and six of the at-risk people already tested positive for COVID-19. (TNA)