Friday Covid Update: 3,759 new cases and 34 deaths, provincial totals

Chiang Mai prison / Photo via Department of Corrections ประชาสัมพันธ์ กรมราชทัณฑ์

3,759 new Covid-19 infections and 34 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, the CCSA has reported a total of 116,113 Covid-19 cases. There are now 46,150 active cases in Thailand.

Out of the new cases, 1,294 infections were found in Thai prisons. Over the past month, 14 correctional facilities have reported a total of more than 20,000 Covid-19 cases. So far, 6 inmates who contracted Covid-19 have died.

Bangkok remains the epicentre of infections with 973 new cases reported today. Many clusters reported in crowded places such as slum neighbourhoods and settlements, construction camps and markets. Health officials are rolling out active testing in high risk areas to detect and contain the virus.

“Infections are stable, but increasing,” according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun, who gives the CCSA report in English. He says 59 out of the 77 provinces in Thailand have reported zero to 10 Covid-19 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the CCSA has reported a total of 144,976 Covid-19 cases and 954 coronavirus-related deaths.

Province New Covid-19 cases
Bangkok 973
Chai Nat 2
Nakhon Nayok 1
Nakhon Pathom 36
Nakhon Sawon 1
Nonthaburi 102
Pathum Thani 39
Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya 32
Phetchabun 1
Lop Buri 2
Samu Prakan 221
Samut Songkram 4
Samut Sakhon 55
Saraburi 21
Sukhothai 3
Suphon Buri 6
Ang Thong 2
Chiang Rai 3
Chiang Mai 5
Lampang 1
Khon Kaen 3
Nakhon Ratchasima 11
Buri Ram 4
Si Sa Ket 6
Surin 1
Nong Bua Lamphu 1
Udon Thani 6
Ubon Ratchathani 1
Chantaburi 17
Chachoengsao 16
Chon Buri 42
Rayong 1
Kanchanaburi 2
Tak 6
Prachuab Kiri Khan 24
Petchaburi 658
Ratchaburi 6
Krabi 6
Trang 10
Nakhon Si Thammarat 12
Narathiwat 25
Pattani 7
Phatthalung 1
Phuket 2
Yala 4
Ranong 9
Songkhla 39
Surat Thani 17

Friday Covid Update: 3,759 new cases and 34 deaths, provincial totals | News by Thaiger

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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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