FRIDAY, April 19, 2024

Second successive day of nearly 1,000 Covid-19 cases

Second successive day of nearly 1,000 Covid-19 cases

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday reported 985 new cases, the highest number Thailand has seen on a single day since the outbreak in 2020.

Only five of the cases; two Thais, a Russian, a Serbian, and a Swedish, were overseas arrivals in quarantine facilities.

Of the total, 634 people were exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas. Proactive testing led to the discovery of 346 cases.

Meanwhile, 34 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 33,610. Of these, 30,407 had been contracted locally, including 17,877 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,203 were returnees. So far, 28,248 have recovered and been discharged, 5,265 patients are still in hospitals, and 97 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Monday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 136.64 million (up by 632,950), 112.83 million have recovered, 23.8 million are active cases (102,551 in severe condition) and 2.95 million have died (up by 8,010).

Thailand ranks 113th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 31.92 million, followed by India 13.52 million, Brazil 13.48 million, France 5.05 million, and Russia 4.64 million.

In the last 24 hours, 12,834 people got the first shot of their vaccine and 1,822 people got their second, bringing the total vaccine doses to 570,052 doses.

In the latest outbreak, 4,747 cases were found during April 1-12, of which 1,492 were in Bangkok. Of the Bangkok cases, 802 were infected after visiting entertainment venues, 79 from community areas and 611 were infected from other factors.