Tuesday Covid Update: 5,126 new cases; provincial totals
53 coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the CCSA today, raising the pandemic’s death toll in Thailand to 20,489 with 20,395 of those fatalities during the latest wave, which was first recorded on April 1.
In the 24-hour period since the last count, the CCSA recorded 5,126 new Covid-19 cases and 7,748 recoveries. There are now 83,093 people in Thailand being treated for Covid-19.
Out of the new cases recorded today, 104 were found in correctional facilities. More than 80,000 inmates at Thailand’s overcrowded prisons and detention centres have tested positive for Covid-19 over the past several months.
Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has recorded 2,076,135 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The latest wave has accounted for 2,047,272 of those infections.
In the Thai government’s mass vaccination drive, which was launched on February 28, a total of 89,336,791 doses have been administered, according to the CCSA. Yesterday, 118,862 people received their first dose of the vaccine, 201,053 received their second dose, and 27,641 people received a third shot to boost their immunity against the coronavirus.
New Covid-19 cases in each province…
* Numbers are reported by the CCSA and are based on positive PCR Covid-19 test results. Provincial health departments may have a more recent update if new infections were found after the daily case count was filed with the CCSA.
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