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Thursday Covid Update: 14,956 new cases; provincial totals

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262 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, raising the pandemic’s death toll in Thailand to 12,103. Out of that number, 12,009 fatalities were reported during latest and most severe wave of the virus, which was first recorded on April 1.

The CCSA also reported 14,956 new Covid-19 infections today, raising the total case count since the start of the pandemic last year to 1,234,487. The recent wave has accounted for 1,205,624 of those cases.

In the 24-hour period since the last count, the CCSA has recorded 17,936 more recoveries. There are now 163,680 active Covid-19 cases. The wave is on a downward slope as new recoveries continue to exceed new cases.

Bangkok remains the epicentre with 3,322 new Covid-19 cases. In provinces surrounding the capital, Samut Prakan reported 1,220 new cases today and Samut Sakhon reported 733. Chon Buri, which includes Pattaya, reported 881 new cases today.

Provincial totals from the Thai government’s news bureau…

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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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