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Nearly 3,400 new Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Sunday reported 3,382 new cases and 17 deaths over a 24-hour period.

Bangkok led the list of most cases with 983, followed by 968 in Phetchaburi, 181 in Samut Prakan, 107 in Nonthaburi and 103 in Chachoengsao.

Five Thais were found trying to cross the natural border -- four from Malaysia and one from Cambodia. All of them tested positive.

Meanwhile, 2,131 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 129,500. Of these, 81,615 had been contracted locally, including 24,399 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,390 were returnees.

So far, 84,535 people have recovered and been discharged, 44,189 patients are still in hospitals (1,210 in severe condition with 412 of them on ventilators), and 682 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 167.41 million (up by 571,930), 147.95 million of whom have recovered, 15.5 million are active cases (97,670 in severe condition) and 3.47 million have died (up by 10,807).

Thailand ranks 88th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.88 million, followed by India 26.53 million, Brazil 16.04 million, France 5.59 million, and Turkey 5.18 million.

Meanwhile, another 48,939 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 4,603 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 2,865,091.

Published : May 23, 2021

By : The Nation