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Another 15 deaths, 1,583 new Covid cases recorded in Thailand


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday reported 1,583 new cases and 15 deaths. The fatalities included nine in Bangkok, and one each in Chonburi, Phattalung, Surat Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday reported 1,583 new cases and 15 deaths.

The fatalities included nine in Bangkok, and one each in Chonburi, Phattalung, Surat Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged between 29 and 93, and all of them reportedly suffered from chronic conditions.

Bangkok again led the list of most cases with 417, followed by 138 in Samut Prakan and 131 in Chonburi.

The list also included four foreign arrivals, including one Thai from South Sudan, one Japanese from Malaysia and an Indian and Pakistani from their own countries.

Meanwhile, 860 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 65,153. Of these, 61,845 had been contracted locally, including 22,087 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,308 were returnees.

So far, 36,254 have recovered and been discharged, 28,696 patients are still in hospitals, and 203 have died.

Since April 1, 109 people have succumbed to the virus. Thailand’s third wave of Covid-19 infections was sparked by some cluster cases in mid-March.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Friday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 151.11 million (up by 891,337), 128.51 million of whom have recovered, 19.43 million are active cases (111,735 in severe condition) and 3.17 million have died (up by 15,124).

Thailand ranks 104th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.04 million, followed by India 18.75 million, Brazil 14.52 million, France 5.59 million, and Russia 4.79 million.

Separately, another 16,035 people were given their first Covid shot in the last 24 hours, while 50,933 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Thailand to 1,44,614.

Published : April 30, 2021

By : The Nation