A record daily high of 98 coronavirus-related deaths was reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The CCSA also logged 9,186 new Covid-19 infections, continuing on the trend of daily infections hitting the 8,000s and 9,000s. In the latest and most severe wave of the virus in Thailand, first recorded on April 1, there have been 343,352 confirmed cases.
Out of the new cases reported today, 79 were found in correctional facilities. The latest wave of the virus spread to more than a dozen of Thailand’s overcrowded prisons, infecting more than 30,000 inmates. Active testing is being done to detect infections, even asymptomatic, and contain the virus.
Of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, Indonesia ranks the highest with a total of 2,670,046 confirmed Covid-19 infections. Yesterday, the country recorded 54,517 new infections and 991 Covid-related deaths.
Yesterday’s Covid-19 reports in ASEAN
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Covid-19 numbers from Worldometers.com
More details on the Covid-19 situation in Thailand will be reported tomorrow afternoon following the CCSA’s press briefing.
- The over-the-counter sale of rapid antigen Covid-19 tests has been authorised by the Public Health Ministry. The announcement was published in the Royal Gazette, making it official. The government’s news bureau says the Thai FDA expects the test to be available next week at approved clinics and other venues where there is a licensed pharmacist on duty.
- The Thai government is moving forward with plans to inoculate people with different vaccine brands, despite a warning from a World Health Organisation scientist who called the mixing of vaccines a “dangerous trend.” This week, Thailand approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a third “booster” shot as well as a second dose for those who received a dose of Sinovac. The effort is said to boost immunity against the Delta variant.
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