Eight of the deaths were in Bangkok, four in Ratchaburi, two in Samut Prakan, two in Samut Sakhon, one each in Pathum Thani, Chaiyaphum, Rayong and Ratchaburi provinces.
The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged from 41 to 83, and they all reportedly suffered from chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc.
Three Thais from Cambodia tested positive in quarantine.
Bangkok again topped the list for new infections with 1,163 new cases, followed by 222 in Pathum Thani, 201 in Samut Prakan and 126 in Nonthaburi.
Over the last 24 hours, 1,351 patients have recovered and been discharged.
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 99,145. Of these, 91,810 infections had been contracted locally, 3,440 were returnees, while 3,895 were detainees.
So far, 63,667 patients have recovered and been discharged, 34,913 are still in hospitals, and 565 have died.
Meanwhile, 28,996 people were given their first Covid-19 vaccine shot in the last 24 hours, while 64,692 were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 2,124,732.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 162.52 million (up by 692,023), 140.38 million of whom have recovered, 18.77 million are active cases (103,605 in severe condition) and 3.37 million have died (up by 12,537).
Thailand ranks 93rd on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.66 million, followed by India 24.37 million, Brazil 15.52 million, France 5.84 million, and Turkey 5.09 million.
Published : May 15, 2021
By : The Nation