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Wednesday Covid Update: 144 deaths and 13,798 new cases

Caitlin Ashworth

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144 coronavirus-related deaths and 13,798 new Covid-19 cases were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, in the latest and most severe wave of the virus in Thailand, the CCSA has recorded 1,391,477 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

In the 24-hour period since the last count, the CCSA recorded 14,133 recoveries. There are now 128,546 people being treated for the coronavirus.

Out of the new cases reported today,1,208 were detected through proactive testing and 451 were found in correctional facilities. More than 40,000 inmates at Thailand’s overcrowded prisons and detention centres have tested positive for the virus over the past several months.

Other updates…

  • Japan is planning to donate 300,000 doses of its locally-produced AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Thailand. The country already donated just of million doses of the vaccine to Thailand in July.
  • Despite the still fairly high Covid-19 infection rate and tight restrictions in place until the end of the month, the Tourism and Sports Ministry are still planning to reopen key tourism destinations on October 1, according to the Bangkok Post.

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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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