The new cases included 1,294 infections found in prisons and 18 returnees.
Bangkok led the list with 973 cases, followed by 658 in Phetchaburi, 221 in Samut Prakan and 102 in Nonthaburi.
The infected returnees included 17 Thais – 11 from Cambodia, four from India, and one each from Malaysia and Oman. The last patient was a Filipino from Indonesia.
The capital also led the list of fatalities with 24 dead – two were prisoners – followed by three in Samut Prakan, two in Nakhon Si Thammarat, one each in Chonburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Tak, Nakhon Sawan and Roi Et.
Meanwhile, 4,044 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 144,976. So far, 97,872 people have recovered and been discharged, 46,150 patients are still in hospitals and 954 have died.
Meanwhile, another 104,583 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 33,585 were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 3,347,050.
Separately, according to Worldometer, as of 10am on Friday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 169.65 million (up by 537,670), 151.38 million of whom have recovered, 14.74 million are active cases (97,905 in severe condition) and 3.53 million have died (up by 11,643).
Thailand ranks 84th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.99 million, followed by India 27.54 million, Brazil 16.34 million, France 5.63 million, and Turkey 5.22 million.
Published : May 28, 2021
By : The Nation