Bangkok led the list again with 1,191 cases, followed by 437 in Phetchaburi and 99 in Nonthaburi.
Of the fatalities, 13 were in Bangkok, three in Samut Prakan, two each in Chiang Mai and Ratchaburi, and one each in Nonthaburi, Surat Thani, Yasothon and Nakhon Nayok provinces. The ages of the deceased were between 31 and 96.
Of the 41 cases in quarantine, 40 were Thais – 35 from Cambodia, two from Maldives and one each from Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Japan. The only foreigner was a Filipino from Philippines.
Meanwhile, 2,900 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 126,118. So far, 82,404 patients have recovered and been discharged, 42,955 are still in hospitals and 759 have died.
Separately, 122,962 people have been given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 40,331 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 2,811,549.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 166.46 million (up by 620.715), 147.22 million of whom have recovered, 15.79 million are active cases (98,169 in severe condition) and 3.45 million have died (up by 12,723).
Thailand ranks 90th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.86 million, followed by India 26.28 million, Brazil 15.97 million, France 5.58 million, and Turkey 5.16 million.
Published : May 22, 2021
By : The Nation