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Over 2,000 cases, another 15 deaths as third-wave rages on


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday reported 2,112 new cases and 15 deaths.

Of the deaths, four were in Bangkok, two each in Nonthaburi and Sukhothai, and one each in Pathum Thani, Rayong, Yala, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Phanom and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged between 50 and 86, and most reportedly suffered from chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other complications.

Bangkok is again leading the list with 789 confirmed cases, followed by 249 in Nonthaburi, 226 in Samut Prakan and 110 in Chonburi.

Also included in the list of confirmed cases were five returnees, but the CCSA did not provide details on where they came from.

Separately, 1,886 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 74,900. Of these, 71,556 had been contracted locally, including 22,794 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,344 were returnees.

So far, 44,360 have recovered and been discharged, 30,222 patients are still in hospitals, and 318 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 154.94 million (up by 775,819), 132.42 million of whom have recovered, 19.28 million are active cases (111,075 in severe condition) and 3.24 million have died (up by 13,648).

Thailand ranks 99th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.27 million, followed by India 20.65 million, Brazil 14.86 million, France 5.68 million, and Turkey 4.92 million.

Meanwhile, another 44,493 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 29,965 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 1,573,075.

Published : May 05, 2021

By : The Nation