Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Thursday Covid Update: Record high of 57 deaths; 5,533 new infections

Published

 on 

Photo via CCSA

5,533 new Covid-19 cases and a record high of 57 Covid-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, the latest and most severe wave of the virus in Thailand, the CCSA has reported 235,971 Covid-19 cases.

Out of the new cases, 44 were reported in correctional facilities, showing an improvement in the Covid situation at Thai prisons, where more than 30,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus over the past few months, but a significant increase in the number of local transmissions.

Restrictions are tight in Bangkok, the epicentre of the latest wave, as well as provinces surrounding the capital. Dine-in services at restaurants are prohibited for the next month due to the uptick in infections. The Bangkok Post reported that the CCSA has called on restaurant owners to abide by the restrictions “as it admitted that a fourth wave of infections will soon sweep through the country.”

More information will be released this afternoon following the CCSA’s daily briefing.

Other updates…

  • The “Phuket Sandbox” launches today, allowing foreign tourists who are vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter the island province without undergoing a 14-day quarantine. So far, the Department of Disease Control has approved around 500 Certificates of Entry, or COEs, a requirement for entering Thailand.
  • Japan will be donating 1.05 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Thailand. The doses will arrive on July 9.

Thursday Covid Update: Record high of 57 deaths; 5,533 new infections | 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.

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.

Follow Thaiger by email:

World32 mins ago

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan hits students preparing for exam

Politics1 hour ago

BREAKING: Prayut reinstated as Prime Minister of Thailand

Technology1 hour ago

What role for Thailand in China’s great European EV invasion?

Sponsored8 hours ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Cambodia1 hour ago

Cambodian delegation in UK to seach for stolen treasures

Thailand2 hours ago

20 baht notes printed with errors, says Bank of Thailand

Crime2 hours ago

Loan shark bombs debtor’s house in southern Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand3 hours ago

Thai researchers develop flood-resistant rice strain

Press Room3 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s hospitality leaders step into the ring to fight for sustainability at PHIST 5

Crime3 hours ago

Horrified relatives attempt ID of disfigured suitcase victim

Travel3 hours ago

Things to do in Bangkok that cost next to nothing (2022)

Travel4 hours ago

5 best spa treatments in Bangkok to pamper yourself this September – October

Phuket4 hours ago

Phuket’s governor Narong braces for storm Noru

Politics4 hours ago

Royal defamation case dropped against Thai activist

Myanmar5 hours ago

OnlyFans star sentenced to six years in prison in Myanmar

Protests5 hours ago

Activists plan protests across Bangkok

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