Nine new Covid-19 cases make it single-digit increase for third consecutive day


Thailand reported single-digit Covid-19 cases for the third successive day with nine new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 29).

The total number of Covid-19 patients increased to 2,947.

The new cases can be divided into two groups.

The first group of six were in close contact with previous cases (three in Bangkok and three in Phuket)

The second group comprised two medical staff while the source of infection of one patient is under investigation

Meanwhile, 13 people have fully recovered and returned home. Patient recovery percentage is 90.43.

Of the nine new cases, four were found in Phuket, three in Bangkok and two in Samut Prakarn provinces.

As of April 29, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 2,947 — 228 are under treatment, 2,665 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 54 deaths.

Globally, there are more than 3.1 million confirmed cases and around 217,000 deaths

Dr Taweesin said that in the case of a one-month-old baby who contracted Covid-19, the mother can breastfeed since the virus does not transfer via milk but the mother still needs to protect herself by wearing mask and face shield.

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