Bangkok led the list again with 1,036 cases, followed by 457 in Samut Prakan, 163 in Nonthaburi, 162 in Pathum Thani and 127 in Chonburi.
Of the fatalities, 15 were in Bangkok, six in Nonthaburi, two in Samut Sakhon, and one each in Nakhon Pathom, Phatthalung, Surin, Yala, Nakhon Ratchasima, Samut Prakan, Roi Et, Phang Nga and Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Meanwhile, 2,868 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 123,066. So far, 79,504 patients have recovered and been discharged, 42,827 are still in hospitals and 735 have died.
Separately, 78,560 people have been given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 29,580 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 2,648,256.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Friday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 165.84 million (up by 651,684), 146.52 million of whom have recovered, 15.88 million are active cases (99,233 in severe condition) and 3.44 million have died (up by 13,032).
Thailand ranks 91 on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.83 million, followed by India 25.03 million, Brazil 15.89 million, France 5.56 million, and Turkey 5.16 million.
Published : May 21, 2021
By : The Nation