A Malaysian tour guide was among the three latest Covid-19 fatalities reported in Thailand, bringing the death toll in the kingdom to 46.
Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Thaweesilp Wissanuyothin told Bernama the 55-year-old man from Kelantan died on April 14 at a hospital in Bangkok.
The victim had a history of travelling to the former Soviet state of Georgia from March 13 to 19 and one of his tour members was infected with virus.
The man fell sick on March 21 and sought treatment at a hospital on March 29 and was tested positive later.
The man, who leaves behind a wife, was cremated in Bangkok on Wednesday, and is his wife also tested positive for the virus.
Thailand reported 29 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total to 2,672 cases, with 1,593 patients having recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Thaweeslip said the six-hour curfew from 10 pm imposed since April 3 was one of the factors contributing to the decline of new COVID-19 cases in the kingdom.
“However, it is not the time to relax measures as it could lead to a rising number of new cases.
“Some countries rushed into lifting their measures and restrictions, causing the increase in new cases.”
Closer home, 119 patients were cleared and discharged, while 110 new cases were reported.
Ministry of Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cumulative total figure now stood at 5,182 cases.
“This brings the cumulative cases who have recovered from COVID-19 and were discharged to 2,766,” he told Bernama at the daily media briefing.
Dr Noor Hisham said the number of patients with infectivity was 2,332, and they have been isolated undergoing treatment.
Fifty-six were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit and 29 of this number were on ventilat