Coronavirus

Record single day toll of 15 Covid deaths, face mask rule spreads 

 

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said this morning (April 27) that the 24-hour Covid death toll reached a record 15 fatalities taking the total to 163 while there were 2,179 new cases with 169 patients requiring ventilators, Thai Rath newspaper said.

Meanwhile 52 provinces have followed Bangkok in imposing the mandatory face mask rule with those caught not wearing one in public facing 20,000 baht fine.

Except for five overseas arrivals who were quarantined, all of today’s 2,174 cases were domestic with this taking the cumulative confirmed total to 59,687. Of the domestic cases, 2,149 emerged in service systems and 25 were found through proactive search in communities. 

There are currently 25,973 patients under treatment with 20,308 being in hospitals and 5,665 in field hospitals. Altogether 33,551 patients have been cured.

The 52 province that are strictly imposing the face mask rule with those caught not wearing one in public places or outside their home facing maximum 20,000 baht fine are as follow:

  1. Kanchanaburi (only the floating market)
  2. Prachinburi
  3. Phetchaburi
  4. Suphanburi
  5. Ayutthaya
  6. Samut Sakorn
  7. Lopburi
  8. Samut Prakan
  9. Prachuap Khiri Khan
  10. Chonburi
  11. Saraburi
  12. Trat
  13. 13.Nonthaburi
  14. Nakhon Pathom
  15. Chanthaburi
  16. 16.Bangkok
  17. Pathum Thani
  18. Chachoengsao
  19. Ang Thong
  20. 20.Sakaeo
South
  1. Surat Thani
  2. Trang
  3. Nakhon Si Thammarat
  4. Narathiwat
  5. Pattani
  6. Phangnga
  7. Phuket
  8. Ranong
  9. Satun
  10. Songkhla
  11. Yala
North
  1. Sukhothai
  2. Tak
  3. Phetchabun
  4. Uttaradit
  5. Lamphun
  6. Phitsanulok
  7. Chiang Mai
Northeast
  1. Yasothon
  2. Nong Khai
  3. Ubon Ratchathani
  4. Chaiyaphum
  5. Mahasarakham
  6. Mukdahan
  7. Sisaket
  8. Surin
  9. Udon Thani
  10. Loei
  11. Amnat Charoen
  12. Buriram
  13. Nakhon Phanom
  14. Khon Kaen

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