Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals

Published

 on 

FILE PHOTO

Today the public health department has reported another 4,528 Covid infections and 24 C-19 related deaths. Another huge proportion of todays cases – 1,902 – are from Thai prisons. We will post the provincial totals early in the afternoon as usual.

Here’s all today’s provincial totals as announced this morning for the past 24 hours…

Covid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals | News by ThaigerCovid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals | News by ThaigerCovid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals | News by ThaigerCovid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals | News by ThaigerCovid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals | News by ThaigerCovid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals | News by Thaiger• Thailand’s Department of Disease Control says it’s prioritising the distribution of Covid vaccine in Bangkok, during the national inoculation drive next month, to vaccinate at least 70% of the capital’s residents by July. Bangkok has an estimated population of 10-12 million (despite its official 8.2 million).

Outspoken DDC Director-General Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong says the distribution of vaccine for other provinces will vary, depending on the spread of infections in each area. Vaccine registration for people living in the provinces will open on June 14th via local hospitals, mobile apps developed for each province and health volunteers.
The department has a quota of 5 million doses for Bangkok and one million for workers who belong to the Social Security Fund. Dr. Opas said the department is still committed to having at least 70% of the nation receive their first shot by September, as there will be about 50 million vaccine doses available.
• Chon Buri officials have announced 90 new Covid infections today, and 1 new death, mostly driven by clusters at factories and migrant worker camps, according to Pattaya News. Phuket has reported another 3 cases today, the same as the past 3 days, as it races towards its planned re-opening for no-quarantine travel on July 1.
• 1 million doses the Sinopharm Covid vaccine is poised to arrive in Thailand over the next month. It will be offered as a paid alternative for particular groups who don’t want to wait for the state-offered free vaccines. The announcement was made by the Chulabhorn Royal Academy on Friday. The Academy is sponsored by HM The King’s sister, Princess Chulabhorn.
The Academy announced that, as the vaccines are being acquired by the institution with their own money, they would have to charge for it.
Sinopharm is a Chinese government-owned pharmaceutical company. The Sinopharm Covid vaccine has been approved for emergency use whilst the Sinovac vaccine, which has provided  more than 90% of the Thai roll out, has been registered for use with WHO but not approved, despite being on the WHO desk for nearly 3 months.

Meanwhile, the Thai government were politely ‘hesitant’ to give the private move a full blessing and said they are “moving forward” to allow private organisations to import foreign-manufactured, and Thai FDA approved, vaccines.

• A new study of 862,000 recipients in Uruguay has found that the Sinovac vaccine is effective in reducing Covid-19 death by up to 97%. The study comes as early results are gathered from Uruguay’s vaccination campaign which has been 80% Sinovac vaccines given to its citizens. They found that for people who had already been fully vaccinated with 2 doses, infections were down 57% and severe cases requiring intensive care were reduced by 95%. CoronaVac is a traditional type of vaccine, using inactivated virus to trigger immunity, while Pfizer uses RNA messenger technology. (The original information was posted by Thai PBS World which is the government’s English mouthpiece)

Covid UPDATE Sunday: 4,528 Covid infections and 24 death, provincial totals | News by Thaiger

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2011. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 42 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program (public radio Australia), presented over 11,000 radio news bulletins, 3,950 in Thailand alone, hosted 1050 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. He also reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime42 mins ago

Pattaya loan sharks allegedly abduct and assault young woman

Property News2 hours ago

Nana Overview Guide in 2023

Tourism2 hours ago

Phuket sees over 50,000 Russian tourists in past month

Sponsored7 hours ago

Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner

Thailand2 hours ago

Hapless Bangkok gold thief gets caught at a bus stop

Lifestyle3 hours ago

Stop and smell the tulips at Floral Fair 2022 in Bangkok

Thailand3 hours ago

Police seize board game after claims it could cause insurrection in Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
World4 hours ago

Mauna Loa, world’s largest volcano, erupts for the first time in 40 years

Tourism5 hours ago

Thailand tourism may see a decline next year

Thailand5 hours ago

Thai govt to crackdown on cybercrime & handout free laptops to poor kids

Drugs5 hours ago

Hundreds of thousands of meth pills seized in Songkhla

Travel6 hours ago

Bangkok’s best health massage and spa: The ultimate pampering experience

Drugs6 hours ago

Raid finds all monks on drugs in Phetchabun temple

Thailand6 hours ago

Thai officials plan to nominate historic park for World Heritage status

Thailand6 hours ago

British man injured in hit-and-run incident in Pattaya

Transport6 hours ago

Airports of Thailand streamlining procedures, adding staff

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending