Of the deaths, six were in Bangkok, three in Samut Prakan, two each in Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi and Samut Sakhon, and one each in Pathum Thani, Sing Buri and Yala.
The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged between 45 and 100, and most suffered from chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other complications.
Bangkok is again leading the list with 739 confirmed infections, followed by 273 in Nonthaburi and 143 in Samut Prakan.
Also included in the list of confirmed cases were nine returnees, four Thais and five foreigners.
The Thais included returnees from UAE, UK, Malaysia and Cambodia, while the foreigners included two Iran nationals from their country, two Brits from Brazil and Ireland, and a Ukrainian from Bangladesh.
Separately, 2,435 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 76,811. Of these, 73,458 had been contracted locally, including 22,947 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,353 were returnees.
So far, 46,795 have recovered and been discharged, 29,680 patients are still in hospitals, and 336 have died.
Meanwhile, another 17,155 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 11,603 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 1,601,833.
Separately, according to Worldometer, as of 11am on Thursday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 155.82 million (up by 837,731), 133.21 million of whom have recovered, 19.36 million are active cases (110,301 in severe condition) and 3.25 million have died (up by 14,278).
Thailand ranks 99th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.32 million, followed by India 21.07 million, Brazil 14.93 million, France 5.7 million, and Turkey 4.95 million.
Published : May 06, 2021
By : The Nation