Bangkok led the list again with 1,001 cases, followed by 124 in Phetchaburi and 99 in Nonthaburi.
Of the fatalities, 11 were in Bangkok, three in Pathum Thani, two in Chiang Mai, and one each in Lampang, Lamphun, Yasothon, Ratchaburi, Phetchabun, Saraburi, Roi ET, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Samut Prakan.
Patients who succumbed to the virus ranged in age from 41 to 94 and all reportedly suffered from chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc.
Of the returnees, 56 were Thai nationals – 54 from Cambodia and one each from Malaysia and Switzerland. The other two were a Canadian national flying in from Tunisia and a Japanese national from Japan.
Meanwhile, 2,268 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 119,585. So far, 76,636 patients have recovered and been discharged, 42,246 are still in hospitals and 703 have died.
Separately, 62,098 people have been given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 32,373 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 2,540,116.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Thursday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 165.55 million (up by 660,341), 144.57 million of whom have recovered, 17.55 million are active cases (100,123 in severe condition) and 3.43 million have died (up by 13,185).
Thailand ranks 92nd on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.8 million, followed by India 25.77 million, Brazil 15.81 million, France 5.91 million, and Turkey 5.15 million.
Published : May 20, 2021
By : The Nation