BANGKOK – Special Announcement

Special Announcement of COVID-19

On 15 April 2020

1. From 5 January to 15 April 2020 (as of 7:00 a.m.), There have been 1,995,947
confirmed cases and 126,537 deaths worldwide. The three countries reporting the most cases
include the United States with 612,320 confirmed cases and 25,989 deaths, Spain with 174,060
confirmed cases and 18,255 deaths, and the Italian Republic with 162,488 confirmed cases and
21,067 deaths.

2. On 14 April 2020 at 4.00 p.m., 92 cases in Thailand recovered and were discharged
(total of 1,497 cases), 1,103 being treated in hospitals, and 30 new COVID-19 cases were
confirmed (the 2,614th – 2,643rd cases), which include:
The first group: 19 cases who had a history of close contact with previous cases. (The cases
were found in Pattani, Yala, Chumphon, Phuket, Nonthaburi, and Bangkok)
The second group: Three additional confirmed cases with the details as follows:

2.1 One Thai confirmed case who returned from abroad (France)

2.2 Two confirmed cases who had travel history to crowded places including shopping
malls, market places and tourist places

The third group: Seven cases with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 infection) and
are pending further investigation

The fourth group: One confirmed case who returned from abroad and was under state quarantine
(person returning from The United States).

Today, two fatal cases were reported.

The first death was a 65 year-old Thai woman who was a food vendor. She had underlying
diseases including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and her family member
was suffering from COVID-19. She was admitted to a private hospital in Chiang Mai province with
fever, cough, nasal discharge, and had been examined for COVID-19. The COVID-19 (SARSCoV-2 infection) was confirmed via laboratory results. She was referred for treatment at another
hospital in Chiang Mai province. She died on 13 April 2020. The main cause of death was COVID19 and the secondary cause of death was the last stage of chronic renal failure (she was the
42nd fatal case).

The second case was a 60 year-old Thai man who had history of attending an Isalamic
religious ceremony in Indonesia. He was admitted to a hospital in Ayutthaya with symptoms
including fever and muscle pain. After he was tested and diagnosed via positive laboratory results
for SARS-COV-2, he died on 14 April 2020 (the 43rd fatal case). Currently, there are 1,497 cases
who returned home, 1,103 cases who are being treated in hospitals with 43 fatal cases (a total of
2,643 COVID -19 cases).

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