Thailand recorded 19,983 new COVID-19 cases and 138 more deaths today (Sunday), driving accumulated infections, since last year to 756,505 and putting the country 37th on the world ranking in terms of total infections, according to the CCSA.
Bangkok logged 3,080 new cases today, still on top of the list of ten provinces with high infection rates. The other nine are Chon Buri (1,476), Samut Sakhon (1,391), Samut Prakan (1,137), Nonthaburi (757), Pathum Thani (662), Nakhon Pathom (578), Chachoengsao (449), Saraburi (396) and Ayutthaya (393).
18,503 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, bringing total recoveries to 508,089. The death toll, since April 1st, is 6,110 and 6,204 since last year.
Of the 19,983 new infections today, 19,627 were locally acquired and 350 are among prisoners. Six are foreign arrivals in state quarantine.
73,966 people are being treated in general hospitals and the rest in field hospitals, “hospitels” or home and community isolation facilities. 5,570 are severe cases, including 1,070 on ventilators.
20,478,635 doses of vaccines have been administered in 77 provinces since February 28th. These include 15,843,283 people who have received their first doses, 4,438,168 who are fully inoculated with two doses and 197,184 who have received third booster jabs.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)