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Nearly 2,000 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths reported
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Saturday reported 1,940 new cases and a record 21 deaths over a 24-hour period.
Eight deaths were in Bangkok, four in Chiang Mai, two each in Chonburi and Lamphun and one each in Nakhon Pathom, Tak, Rayong, Nakhon Sawan, and Udon Thani provinces.
The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged from 39 to 90. All of them reportedly suffered from chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other complications. The source of infection was mostly in the family and through contact with a patient.
Bangkok again led the list of most cases with 539, followed by 278 in Nonthaburi and 145 in Samut Prakan.
Of the 10 overseas travellers found positive in quarantine, seven were Thais who had returned from South Korea, Norway, South Africa, Sudan and Egypt. A German, an Indian, and a Pakistani coming from their respective countries also tested positive.
Meanwhile, 1,183 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Sunday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 68,984. Of these, 65,659 had been contracted locally, including 22,314 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,325 were returnees.
So far, 39,481 have recovered and been discharged, 29,481 patients are still in hospitals, and 245 have died.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 152.82 million (up by 795,819), 130 million of whom have recovered, 19.52 million are active cases (111,896 in severe condition) and 3.21 million have died (up by 12,882).
Thailand ranks 102nd on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.15 million, followed by India 19.56 million, Brazil 14.72 million, France 5.64 million, and Turkey 4.85 million.
Meanwhile, another 2,632 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 4,855 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 1,484,565.
Published : May 02, 2021
By : The Nation