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Wednesday Covid Update: 9,317 new infections and 87 deaths

Caitlin Ashworth

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration logged another 9,317 confirmed Covid-19 infections and 87 coronavirus-related deaths. In the latest and most severe wave of the virus, the CCSA has recorded 334,166 Covid-19 cases since April 1.

The virus is still spreading in Thailand’s overcrowded prisons and health officials have been rolling out active testing to identify infections, even asymptomatic, and contain the virus. Out of the new cases reported today, 129 were found in correctional facilities. Over the past few months, more than 30,000 inmates at Thai prisons have tested positive for Covid-19.

More information will be released following the CCSA’s press briefing this afternoon…

Other updates…

  • Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee approved the use of AstraZeneca as a third “booster” shot as well as a second dose after a dose of Sinovac. Recently, a chief scientist at the World Health Organisation warned against mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines, calling it a “dangerous trend.”
  • Interprovincial travel is being monitored in the 10 “dark red” provinces, including Bangkok, which are under maximum control to curb the spread of the coronavirus. A curfew is also imposed from 9pm to 4am to limit travel. For more information on the regulations, click HERE.

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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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