Chiang Mai has reported two more deaths from the virus, bringing our province’s total Covid-19 death toll to nine.
There has also been a new cluster discovered from people who went to Lotus Ruam Chok, with nine new infections.
Today’s numbers for new cases is 33, bringing this year’s total to 3,822, with 2,829 having been cleared to return home. There remain 984 people being treated or quarantined in various hospitals. Of that number, 732 are nearly in the clear, 131 are recovering well, 70 are showing concerning symptoms and being treated and 17 in critical condition.
However, there are a further 244 inmates of the Chiang Mai Central Prison with the virus whose numbers are not numbered in the above count, instead posted as the ‘Bubble & Seal’ cluster.
Both Chiang Mai University and Mae Jo University field hospitals are slated to close next week. They currently house 46 and 90 people, respectively.
Yesterday the most people were tested, with 1,583 tests conducted and it was found that only 2.02% tested positive.
A group of 125 people in Chiang Dao considered high risk have been tested and tomorrow there will be results.
Of the two reported deaths, one is an 81 year old French woman who was suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. She reportedly fell on the 22nd April and was seeking treatment in a hospital. Upon returning home she reported symptoms of the virus and was readmitted on the 26th April, passing away on the 3rd May.
The second death reported today was an 87 year old woman who also had diabetes and kidney issues. She contracted the virus from a member of her family. She had checked in to the hospital on the 27th April with Covid symptoms but inspite of treatment at Nakornping hospital she passed away on the 3rd May.