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Deaths spike to record high of 31, over 2,000 cases confirmed
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Monday reported 2,041 new cases and a record high of 31 deaths over a 24-hour period.
Of the deaths, 10 each were in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, two each in Pathum Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, and one each in Chachoengsao, Ang Thong, Phetchaburi, Suphanburi, Lopburi, Chaiyaphum and Ranong provinces.
The ages of those who succumbed to the virus ranged from 31 to 83, and all reportedly suffered from chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other complications. They were mostly infected via family members or contact with a patient.
Bangkok again led the list of most cases with 675, followed by 277 in Nonthaburi and 161 in Samut Prakan.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old Thai man who returned from Cambodia tested positive in quarantine.
Separately, 1,726 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 71,025. Of these, 67,699 had been contracted locally, including 22,411 who were found via proactive testing, while 3,326 were returnees.
So far, 40,984 have recovered and been discharged, 29,765 patients are still in hospitals, and 276 have died.
According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Monday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 153.48 million (up by 680,160), 130.79 million of whom have recovered, 19.48 million are active cases (111,780 in severe condition) and 3.21 million have died (up by 9,960).
Thailand ranks 100th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 33.18 million, followed by India 19.91 million, Brazil 14.75 million, France 5.65 million, and Turkey 4.87 million.
Meanwhile, another 1,598 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 744 people were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 1,486,907.
Published : May 03, 2021
By : The Nation