THE PUBLIC Health Ministry said this morning (April 26) that there were 2,048 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, still high but lower than yesterday’s total of 2,438 cases, while 563 patients are suffering from pneumonia, Siam Rath newspaper said.
The ministry’ Department of Disease Control also revealed that there were eight more deaths taking the toll to 148.
The new batch of cases raised the cumulative confirmed total to 57,508. Altogether 31,593 patients have been cured while 25,767 are still hospitalized.
A breakdown shows that 1,991 cases emerged in service systems while 47 were found through proactive search in communities.
Ten overseas arrivals were quarantined.
Meanwhile the National Security Council Secretary-General Gen Natthapon Nakpanich said before the meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) small panel this morning that discussions will be held on locking down Bangkok where the outbreak is currently the severest with decision based on assessment by the Public Health Ministry, TV Channel 7 said.
The panel would also discuss when the quarantine period would be increased for overseas arrivals from some countries, especially Indian, Pakistan and Bangladesh, from 14 to 21 days.
The small panel’s assessment would be tabled to the meeting of the CCSA big panel taking place on Wednesday April 28.
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