12 July 2024

Thailand recorded 134 new COVID-19 cases, including 128 locally-acquired infections and 6 cases among arrivals from abroad, on Friday.

Of the locally-acquired infections, Bangkok saw the most cases, with 82 found during proactive screening and 16 among those under observation and treatment. Samut Sakhon had 17 new cases. There were also 5 cases each in Samut Prakan and Tak, 2 cases in Samut Songkhram and 1 in Pathum Thani.

Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 28,577, including 25,556 locally-acquired infections.  Cumulative recoveries are 27,032 while the death toll remains 92. 1,453 others are still being treated in hospitals.

Meanwhile, Pol Maj-Gen Atchayon Kraithong, deputy commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, said today that an additional 7 illegal immigrants were found to be infected with COVID-19, raising the total of the infections among the illegal immigrant to 400.

Currently, there are 896 illegal immigrants detained at Suan Plu immigration detention centre and 554 at the detention centre in Bang Khen district. 99 of the infected are under observation in the police field hospital on Vibhavadi Rangsit highway.

He refuted a report, claiming that two Vietnamese people, staying at a rented room arranged by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Thailand office, were infected after being held briefly at the Bang Khen detention centre.

He said the pair had been released from the centre quite some time ago.