312 deaths, 20,515 new cases as Thailand’s caseload nears 1 million
For the first time since the pandemic began, Covid-related deaths in Thailand crossed the 300 mark on Wednesday with 312 casualties reported. Daily infections, meanwhile, stood at 20,515, with 248 found in prisons.
Meanwhile, 22,682 patients have recovered and been discharged over the past 24 hours.
Since the epidemic kicked off last year, Thailand has had 968,957 Covid-19 cases, 753,119 of whom have recovered, 207,553 are still in hospitals and 8,285 have died.
Separately, another 355,408 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, 153,519 their second shot, and 9,191 their third shot, bringing the total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 24,618,749.
According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Wednesday, confirmed cases globally had risen to 209.40 million, 187.68 million of whom have recovered, 17.33 million are active cases (107,841 in severe condition) and 4.39 million have died (up by 9,907).
Thailand ranks 34th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 37.90 million, followed by India with 32.29 million, Brazil with 20.42 million, Russia with 6.64 million and France with 6.50 million.