930 new Covid cases today, one additional fatality

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) assistant spokeswoman Dr. Phanprapha Yongtrakul said at 11.30 a.m. this morning (Jan. 30) that there were 930 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours and one additional death taking the toll to 77, reported.

This raises the cumulative confirmed cases to 17,953 with 11,505 patients having recovered and 6,371 still undergoing treatment.

The patient who died is a 31-year-old Myanmar man who worked at Samut Sakhon province. He suffered from two underlying conditions, cirrhosis and alcoholism, and had worked with another coronavirus-infected person.

The timeline of his illness leading to death is as follows:

– Dec. 15: Had fever with his eyes and body turning yellow;

– Dec. 29: Suffered asthma attack and came down with pneumonia;

– Dec. 30: Covid-19 was detected;

– Jan. 2: Started bleeding in the digestive tract;

– Jan. 19: Suffered acute renal failure before the symptoms of internal organ failure started appearing;

– Jan. 27: Passed away. 

Details of today’s 930 new Covid-19 are as follows:

– Altogether 27 cases found through surveillance and service systems;

– A total of 889 cases emerged through proactive search of communities;

– Eleven travellers from overseas arrived and entered state quarantine system;

– Three people sneaked in from Malaysia and skipped quarantine.


Top: Dr. Phanprapha addressing the press briefing this morning. Thai headline says, “One more dead.” Photo:


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