Thailand reports fewer new Covid cases and related deaths
Thailand logged 20,571 new cases with 261 deaths over a 24-hour period, it was reported on Saturday.
On Friday, there were 20,902 new cases and 301 deaths.
Of the new infections, 235 were prison inmates.
Meanwhile, 23,159 patients have recovered and been discharged over the past 24 hours.
Cumulative cases totalled 1,030,281, of whom 818,964 have recovered, 202,230 are still in hospitals and 9,087 have died.
Separately, another 387,683 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, 215,414 their second shot, and 6,338 their third shot, bringing total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 26,428,101.
According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Saturday, confirmed cases globally had risen to 211.57 million, 189.32 million of whom have recovered, 17.83 million are active cases (109,080 in severe condition) and 4.43 million have died (up by 10,205).
Thailand ranks 33rd on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 38.40 million, followed by India with 32.39 million, Brazil with 20.53 million, Russia with 6.71 million and France with 6.58 million.