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35 deaths, 2,680 new infections recorded in Thailand


Thailand’s Covid-19 caseload came in at 35 deaths and 2,680 new confirmed cases over a 24-hour period on Wednesday.

Of the confirmed cases, 1,457 were patients admitted to hospitals, 932 were found via proactive testing, 280 prisoners tested positive, while 11 were overseas arrivals.

Bangkok again led the list with 1,096 cases, followed by 491 in Samut Prakan and 132 in Nonthaburi.

All returnees were Thai nationals – five from Cambodia, three from Malaysia, and one each from Japan, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, 4,253 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 185,228. So far, 136,252 have recovered and been discharged, 47,644 patients are still in hospitals, and 1,332 have died.

Meanwhile, another 428,459 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 43,669 were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Thailand to 5,107,069.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 174.73 million (up by 359,127), 158.13 million of whom have recovered, 12.84 million are active cases (85,928 in severe condition) and 3.76 million have died (up by 10,219).

Thailand ranks 80th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 34.24 million, followed by India 29.08 million, Brazil 17.03 million, France 5.71 million, and Turkey 5.3 million.

Published : June 09, 2021

By : The Nation