149 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand recorded 149 new COVID-19 cases today, including 90 found during proactive screening of people related to the Bang Khae market cluster.

The CCSA reported that there are 144 new locally-acquired infections today. These include 90 cases in Bangkok, 31 cases in Samut Sakhon and 2 cases in Pathum Thani, all found during proactive screening in communities.

21 other cases are among those under observation and treatment. These include 10 cases in Bangkok, 3 each in Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom, 2 each in Ratchaburi and Pathum Thani and 1 in Phetchaburi.

There are also 3 cases among arrivals from the United Arab Emirates and 1 each among arrivals from Switzerland and Germany.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, since early last year, are 27,154, with 26,299 recoveries and 87 deaths. 768 others are still being treated in hospitals.

Meanwhile, City Hall spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said in his Facebook post today that the city’s administration is now ready to give COVID-19 inoculations to high-risk groups who are afflicted with seven types of disease and are hospitalized in six districts bordering Samut Sakhon province.

The high-risk groups are those suffering from chronic severe respiratory disease, heart diseases, chronic kidney disease, stroke, all types of cancer undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, diabetes and obesity. They must be between 18- 59 years old.

Registration to receive vaccinations can be done via the Official Line Mor Prom app or at all city-run hospitals and health centres.


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