One death from Covid yesterday

 | Mon 16 Aug 2021 14:18 ICT

On Sunday, the Chiang Mai Covid Response Centre announced that while the number of newly infected for the day had gone down slightly to 41, there was one reported death of a Covid patient, bringing the total number of people who have died in Chiang Mai from the virus to 34 in total.

The man who died was a 72 year old Thai man who had many serious health issues from diabetes to obesity, high blood pressure to high cholesterol, and was unable to fight off the effects of the virus.

He contracted the virus from a relative who was one of the at-risk people in the latest Sankampaeng Hot Springs cluster.

While he immediately sought medical help when he began to have difficulty breathing, say relatives, he had yet to be vaccinated.

Authorities went on to say that they have now completed tests on all lamyai pickers in 12 districts across Chiang Mai with none testing positive. They have also been conducting spot-checks at all major entry points into Chiang Mai, from highway checkpoints to tests for those disembarking at the train station.

Of the 41 positive cases yesterday, 27 contracted the virus from within Chiang Mai while 14 were from people who had entered Chiang Mai from a deep red province.