Thailand reported yet another record infection high of 20,920 on Thursday, with 160 more deaths recorded, a second straight day cases surpassed the 20,000 level.
Daily new COVID-19 infections surpassed the 20,000-mark for the first time yesterday, with 20,200, with a new daily death toll high of 188.
Another new record of 213,910 infected people in treatment was also set today, as the number of those hospitalised keeps rising during this continued surge in new cases. Those being treated in hospitals first passed the 200,000 level on Saturday July 31st. 4,993 cases are severe, with 1,058 on ventilators.
Most new cases are acquired through local transmission, with only 262 in prisons and 8 among overseas arrivals. Accumulated cases, since April this year, are 664,442, out of a total of 693,305 cases since last year, while 5,569 deaths have been recorded since April, with a total of 5,663 since last year.
Bangkok remains the province with most new infections and deaths, with 4,140 cases and xx deaths recorded today.
Other provinces in the top ten list Samut Prakan (1,326) Chon Buri (1,311) Samut Sakhon (1,279) Nonthaburi (754), Nakhon Ratchasima (565), Saraburi (494) Pathum Thani (463), Chachoengsao (449) and Ayutthaya (427).
Of today’s fatalities, 90 were men and 70 were women. Their ages ranged from 12-95. The majority were Thai, with two Cambodians.
Thailand currently ranks 40th in the world for accumulated infections, up from yesterday’s 41st.
18.96 million doses of vaccines have been administered to date, with 10.69 million people, or about 15..1% of the entire population, receiving only their first doses, and only 4.17 million people, or almost 6% being fully vaccinated.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)