The Public Health Ministry confirmed yesterday that at least two people had died in the cold weather – one in Loei and the other in Chiang Rai.
“Victims in this category are people who died because they lacked warm clothes and lived in areas declared as being hit by a cold spell,” Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said.
Jurin said his ministry was checking whether two other deaths in Kalasin and Surin were also due to the cold spell.
In recent days, temperatures have dropped across most of the country.
Influenza, pneumonia, measles, German measles, chickenpox and diarrhoea are usually common in the wake of lower temperatures.