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Tuesday Covid Update: 2,230 new cases and 38 deaths

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2,230 new Covid-19 cases and 38 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, in the latest wave of cases, the CCSA has reported 133,159 infections.

Out of the new cases, 77 were detected in correctional facilities, a drastic decrease in infections at Thai prisons. Thousands of inmates at more than a dozen prisons have tested positive for Covid-19 over the past month. The government has been considering whether to release some inmates and place them under home detention to help tackle Thailand’s longstanding problem of overcrowded prisons and help make more room for social distancing.

Bangkok remains the epicentre in the latest wave with more than 40,000 infections reported since April 1. Most of the infections are concentrated in crowded areas. Restrictions remain under tight control. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration decided to ease measures and reopen some businesses this week, but the decision was quickly reversed by the CCSA.

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

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.


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