Nine new Covid-19 cases make it single-digit rise for third straight day


Thailand reported single-digit Covid-19 cases for the third successive day with nine new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 29). 

The total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 2,947. 

The new cases can be broken down into two groups. 

The first group of six were closely linked (three in Bangkok and three in Phuket) 

The second group included two medical personnel while the source of infection of one patient is under investigation 

Meanwhile, 13 people have completely recovered and returned home. Patient recovery percentage is 90.43. 

Of the nine new cases, four were found in Phuket, three in Bangkok and two in Samut Prakarn provinces. 

As of April 29, the total number of confirmed cases in the country was 2,947 — 228 are being treated, 2,665 have recovered and been discharged, and 54 died. 

Worldwide, there are more than 3.1 million confirmed cases and some 217,000 deaths 

Dr Taweesin said that in the case of a one-month-old baby who contracted Covid-19, the mother can breastfeed since the virus does not transfer via milk but the mother still needs to protect herself by wearing mask and face shield.