Woman dies after Covid jab amid 2,680 new cases

A 46-year-old woman who lived in Bang Khen district of Bangkok and suffered from migraine disorder died last night after getting her first AstraZeneca jab earlier in the day, Thai Rath newspaper said this morning (June 9).

Ms. Pannapat Itthinawong, 46, was found dead on the floor next to her bed on the second floor of a townhouse Soi Phaholyothin 50 when police got there at 00.30 a.m. She was bleeding from her nose and mouth and white foam had also come out of her mouth with her nails pale but there were no injuries on her body.

Investigation revealed that Pannapat’s niece had taken her to get vaccinated at Thai Business Administration College of Technology yesterday morning and she received her first jab of AstraZeneca vaccine at 11.50 a.m. They stayed there to watch for any side effects till 12.15 p.m. and then returned home.

Pannapat then began to have a fever, measuring 37.8 degrees Celsius, headache, aches, slight fatigue and took 2 paracetamol tablets at about 6.30 p.m.

Later at 8.10 p.m. her arms and legs started aching but the pain decreased at 9.10 p.m. However a migraine-like headache set in so she took her migraine medicine at 10 p.m. 

But then 15 minutes later the deceased woman told her relatives she could not cope anymore after which she slept for 15 minutes.

When she woke up again she started choking as gasped for breath then had a seizure and lost consciousness.

Her niece called her neighbours to give her cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as they phoned for an ambulance but they were unsuccessful and she died.

Initially, doctors were unable to determine exactly what caused her death and have sent her body for a  thorough autopsy at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital.

Police are calling her relatives to give a detailed testimony at Bang Khen station.

Meanwhile the Public Health Minister said early this morning that there were 2,680 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours and 35 additional deaths.

Of the new batch of cases, 2,400 were among the general public and 280 in prisons and detention centres.

The cumulative confirmed total in the current wave that started in April has reached 156,365.


Medical staff taking Pannapat’s body from her townhouse in Bang Khen district. Photos: Thai Rath


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