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Thailand sees big jump in new Covid-19 cases


Thailand on Saturday reported 29 deaths and 3,277 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in over a week, during a 24-hour period.

Bangkok again led the list with 858 cases, followed by 313 in Samut Prakan, 291 in Nonthaburi and 188 in Samut Sakhon.

Of the 29 overseas arrivals who tested positive, 28 were Thai nationals – 19 from Cambodia, four from Saudi Arabia, three from Oman and one each from Malaysia and Philippines. A Japanese traveller from Japan was the lone foreigner to test positive.

Meanwhile, 5,273 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 193,105, of whom 144,998 have recovered and been discharged, 41,403 patients are still in hospitals, and 1,431 have died.

Meanwhile, another 219,241 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 88,771 were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Thailand to 5,975,070.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 176.04 million (up by 411,614), 159.6 million of whom have recovered, 12.64 million are active cases (84,738 in severe condition) and 3.8 million have died (up by 11,422).

Thailand ranks 79th in the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 34.3 million, followed by India 29.35 million, Brazil 17.3 million, France 5.73 million, and Turkey 5.31 million.

Published : June 12, 2021

By : The Nation