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31 deaths, 4,108 new infections push Thailand’s virus toll well beyond 200k


Thailand’s daily Covid-19 caseload rose to 4,108 infections and 31 deaths over the past 24 hours on Thursday.

Of the total cases, 2,835 tested positive in hospitals, 1,030 were found via proactive testing, 229 were found in prisons and 14 were arrivals from overseas.

Bangkok topped the list with 1,359 cases, followed by Samut Prakan (297), Samut Sakhon (259), Chonburi (254), Songkhla (216), Nonthaburi (170), Pathum Thani (157) and Yala (119).

Meanwhile, 1,578 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

Thailand’s accumulated infections rose to 232,647 on Thursday. Of these, 191,355 have recovered, 39,517 are still in hospital, and 1,775 have died.

Meanwhile, the last 24 hours saw another 172,903 people being given their first Covid-19 shot, while 79,082 people got their second shot. This brings the total number of doses administered in Thailand to 8,400,320.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Thursday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 180.36 million (up by 426,328). Of these, 165.08 million have recovered, 11.38 million are active cases (81,427 in severe condition) and 3.9 million have died (up by 8,516).

Thailand ranks 76th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 34.44 million, followed by India (30 million), Brazil (18.17 million), France (5.76 million), and Turkey (5.38 million).

Published : June 24, 2021

By : The Nation