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Thailand hits new record high of 41 deaths, 2,455 confirmed cases


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday reported 2,455 new cases, including 16 returnees, and a record high of 41 deaths.

Bangkok led the list with 975 cases, followed by 259 in Petchaburi, 122 in Nonthaburi and 100 in Samut Prakan.

The capital also led the list of fatalities with 16 dead, followed by seven in Samut Prakan, three in Nonthaburi, two each in Chonburi and Pathum Thani, and one each in Singburi, Sukhothai, Udon Thani, Narathiwat, Loei, Sakhon Nakhon, Nakhon Sawan, Prachin Buri, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Samut Sakhon.

Of the 16 returnees, 13 were Thais, including seven from Cambodia, three from Saudi Arabia and one each from Malaysia, India and the US. The three foreign arrivals were Kuwaiti, Maldivian and Myanmar from their home country.

Meanwhile, 2,571 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 137,894. So far, 91,765 people have recovered and been discharged, 45,256 patients are still in hospitals and 873 have died.

Meanwhile, another 113,486 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 9,428 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 3,147,227.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 168.51 million (up by 523,429), 150.01 million of whom have recovered, 15.01 million are active cases (96,302 in severe condition) and 3.49 million have died (up by 12,086).

Thailand ranks 85th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.94 million, followed by India 27.15 million, Brazil 16.19 million, France 5.6 million and Turkey 5.2 million.

Published : May 26, 2021

By : The Nation