• On the 28th of April 2020, seven new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, bringing the total number of cases to 2,938.
• Of these, more than 90% (2,652) have recovered, about 1.8% (54) have died, and about 8% (232) are receiving treatment.
• Five of the new cases (reported in Bangkok,
Phuket, Nakorn Ratchasrima) are close contacts of previously confirmed cases.
• An analysis of data of COVID-19 patients between January and 26th April shows that: 11% of all the patients are aged 60 and above Major risk factors among this group involve attending religious events (24%), associated with boxing stadia (24%), had contact with confirmed cases (18%)
Yala, Phuket, Pattani (all in the south of Thailand) are the three provinces with the highest infection rate per 100,000 older persons aged 60 and above The percentage of deaths among COVID-19 patients aged 60 and above is 6.4% The ratio of death between men and women is 2.3:1 • The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand will restrict international commercial flights entering the country between 4th April and 31st May.
• The cabinet has approved the extension of the emergency decree until the end of May.
• The government has formed a working group to consider the way forward on relaxing measures.
• Directives will be adjusted using a phased, gradual approach. New phase will be introduced at 14 day intervals to allow monitoring and assessment.