Bangkok again led the list of most cases with 1,218, followed by 243 in Pathum Thani and 117 in Samut Prakan.
Eight of the deaths were in Bangkok, two each in Chonburi, Pathum Thani, and Kanchanaburi, one each in Chiang Mai, Si Sa Ket, Ratchaburi, Samut Prakan, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit, Rayong, Nakhon Nayok and Ayutthaya provinces.
Of the fatalities, 13 were men and 11 women. The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged from 39 to 91. All of them reportedly suffered from chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc. The source of infection was mostly found in family, contact with a patient, travel to a risk area and contact with co-workers.
Seven overseas travellers from Sweden, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar were found positive in quarantine, while 16 crossed the border from Malaysia, and Cambodia.
Dr Apisamai Srirangsan, the spokesperson of the CCSA, told a press conference that most of the illegal border crossers were Thais. The officials are now trying to convince these people to enter the country legally since it might affect virus control measures.
Meanwhile, 2,136 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours. So far, 65,803 have recovered and been discharged, 35,055 patients are still in hospitals, and 589 have died.
As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 101,447. Of these, 94,089 had been contracted locally while 3,325 were returnees.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 163.17 million (up by 627.221), 141.46 million of whom have recovered, there are 18.3 million active cases (102,953 in severe condition) and 3.38 million have died (up by 11,823).
Thailand ranks 92nd on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.69 million, followed by India 24.68 million, Brazil 15.59 million, France 5.86 million, and Turkey 5.1 million.
Meanwhile, 17,334 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 6,396 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 2,242,150.
Published : May 16, 2021
By : The Nation