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Friday Covid Update: Another record high, 61 deaths and 6,087 new cases

Caitlin Ashworth

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Another record high in Covid-related deaths and an uptick in new coronavirus cases were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The CCSA recorded 61 more deaths involving Covid-19 patients, the highest daily death count in Thailand since the start of the pandemic last year.

6,087 new Covid-19 cases were also reported, an uptick in cases over the past week and one of the highest daily counts since the start of the pandemic. The highest daily count of new cases hit 9,635 in mid-May after an outbreak at Thai prisons infecting thousands of inmates.

Thailand’s current and most severe wave of Covid-19, infecting 242,058 people since April 1, has been on an upward trend this week, just as Phuket is reopening to foreign tourists under the “Sandbox” model. In Bangkok, the epicentre of infections, restrictions are tight. For the rest of the month, dine-in services at restaurants are not allowed and gatherings must be limited to no more than 20 people. Many businesses and venues remain closed such as gyms, arcades and bars.

Out of the new cases reported today, 207 were reported in correctional facilities. The latest wave of cases spread to more than a dozen of Thailand’s overcrowded prisons, infecting more than 30,000 inmates.

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand

Friday Covid Update: Another record high, 61 deaths and 6,087 new cases | News by Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 1 July 2021, according to Worldometers.

Friday Covid Update: Another record high, 61 deaths and 6,087 new cases | News by Thaiger

 

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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