One Covid-19 death, 130 new cases Friday
19 Feb 2021 at 13:24
A truck sprays disinfectant in Pathum Thani. The province logged 22 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, when 130 new infections were reported nationwide. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)
The government on Friday confirmed that a doctor who treated patients infected with Covid-19 had caught the disease and died, raising the death toll to 83.
The total number of infections since the
hit the country had risen to 25,241, a Covid-19 Situation Administration spokeswoman said.
Dr Panya Hanphanitphan, 66, the latest death, had
three patients at his
in Maha Sarakham province before they were confirmed infected with Covid-19.
The doctor, who had prostate
, went for a Covid-19 test which was negative.
His second Covid-19 test was positive on Feb 1. He was admitted to hospital on Feb 2.
On Feb 7 he had
and needed a
. He died early on Thursday morning.
Since the second wave began, between Dec 15 and Feb 18, 36 medical workers had caught Covid-19, but Dr Panya was the first of them to die of the disease.
The 130 new cases reported in the previous 24 hours comprised 116 local infections and 14 imported cases. Sixty-one cases were confirmed at hospitals and 55 in communities.
Samut Sakhon province logged 71 cases (49 Myanmar and 22 Thais). Bangkok detected seven new cases, all Thais. Pathum Thani reported 22 (12 Myanmar and 10 Thais).
New cases confirmed on Thursday also included two in Nonthaburi, 10 in Nakhon Pathom and four in Ayutthaya.
The 14 imported cases were quarantined arrivals.
: a serious disease in which growths of cells, also called cancers, form in the body and kill normal body cells. The disease often causes death - มะเร็ง
: a place where a person goes to receive medical treatment -
: a red, painful and often swollen area in or on a part of your body - การอักเสบ
: one of the two organs in your chest that fill with air when you breathe - ปอด
: a disease that affects almost everyone in a very large area - โรคที่มีการแพร่กระจายหรือระบาดไปทั่ว
: to provide medical care - รักษา
: a piece of equipment with a pump that helps somebody to breathe by sending air in and out of their lungs - เครื่องช่วยหายใจ
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