Tuesday Covid Update: 8,685 new cases and 56 deaths

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8,685 new Covid-19 cases and 56 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, the latest and most severe wave of Covid-19, the CCSA has reported 324,849 infections.

Out of the new cases reported today, 146 infections were reported in correctional facilities. The recent wave of infections spread to Thailand’s overcrowded prisons, infecting more than 30,000 inmates.

Other updates…

  • Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee approved the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as a third “booster” shot. Frontline healthcare workers will receive a booster shot, either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine, which is being donated to Thailand from the US. The committee also approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a second dose for those who received a dose of the Sinovac vaccine.
  • Field hospitals are being set up at both Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand. Health officials have been preparing for an uptick in Covid-19 cases due to the emergence of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus, which was first found in India.
  • Tight restrictions in Bangkok and 5 surrounding provinces went into effect yesterday including a nightly curfew, travel restrictions and business closures. For more information on the restrictions, click HERE.

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Caitlin Ashworth

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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