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31 deaths push Thailand’s Covid toll to 452; 1,919 new cases recorded

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 31 deaths and 1,919 new cases, including 17 returnees, over a 24-hour period on Tuesday.

Of the deaths, 17 were in Bangkok, two each in Nonthaburi, Suphan Buri, Chonburi and Nakhon Si Thammarat, and one each in Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan, Lampang, Pichit and Chiang Mai.

The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged from 34 to 94, and they all reportedly suffered from chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc.

Meanwhile, the returnees included 15 Thai nationals – 11 from India, three from Cambodia and one from an African country. The other two were a Pakistani national and a Filipino from their own countries.

Meanwhile, 1,829 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 86,924. Of these, 83,517 infections had been contracted locally, including 24,983 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,407 were returnees.

So far, 57,037 have recovered and been discharged, 29,435 patients are still in hospitals, and 452 have died.

Meanwhile, another 69,552 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 19,008 were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 1,898,454.

Separately, according to Worldometer as of 11am on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 159.59 million (up by 611,096), 137.25 million of whom have recovered, 19.03 million are active cases (106,439 in severe condition) and 3.31 million have died (up by 10,586).

Thailand ranks 99th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.51 million, followed by India 22.99 million, Brazil 15.21 million, France 5.78 million, and Turkey 5.04 million.

Published : May 11, 2021

By : The Nation