Chiang Mai and 43 provinces have no new COVID-19 cases for past 28 days

Chiang Mai, northern province of Thailand’s natural park.
Chiang Mai, northern province of Thailand’s natural park.

Regarding Saturday May 9 COVD-19 situation in Thailand, three cases recovered and were discharged (a total of 2,787 cases have recovered or 92.78% of the total number of the confirmed cases) and 161 were being treated in hospitals (5.36% of the total number of confirmed cases). Four new COVID-19 cases were confirmed which brought the total number to 3,004 cases. One fatal case was reported, for a total of 56 cases of deaths. One confirmed case who had a history of close contact withprevious cases, one confirmed case who had travel history to crowded places, and two confirmed cases who were found from active case finding in Yala province.

There was one fatal case of a 68-year-old Thai man. He was an out-patient at a private hospital with fever, muscle aches, and difficulty breathing. His laboratory results were positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and he was referred to another hospital where he was intubated. The medical team put him on Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine but he had complications from the infection. He passed away on 9 May 2020 (he was the 56th fatal case).From the report of the new confirmed cases on May 9, the main infections were found in patients who had a history of close contact with previous cases and from the active case finding in the community. Even though the situation in Thailand is gradually getting better, people should be aware, and keep practicing the protection measures: social distancing, wearing a face mask/cloth mask, frequently washing hands, eating cooked foods as the new normal habits to prevent communicable diseases. There are 44 provinces that have not reported new confirmed cases for the past 28 days including Phetchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Lopburi, Samut Songkhram, Sa Kaeo, Saraburi, Chachoengsao, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phetchabun, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Tak, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Pa Yao, Kalasin, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Mahasarakham, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Roi et, Sisaket, Sakonnakorn, Surin, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Amnat Charoen, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Trang, Surat Thani, and Pattalung.

( – Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand Press Release)