181 people over 60 among COVID-19 deaths in Thailand on Saturday
Thailand recorded 15,942 new COVID-19 cases and 257 more deaths today (Saturday), including 181 who were over 60 years old, according to the CCSA.
20,351 new recoveries were also recorded today, bringing the total, since April 1st this year, to 1,079,891. The death toll since April 1st is 12,537.
155,134 patients are still being treated, with 42,248 in general hospitals and 112,886 in field hospitals. 4,741 are severe cases, of whom 1,004 are on ventilators.
Of the new infections today, 15,659 are locally-acquired cases and 277 are among prisoners.
Bangkok remains top of the list of provinces with most new infections, logging 3,835 cases, followed by Samut Prakan (1,570), Chon Buri (955), Samut Sakhon (895), Ratchaburi (502), Nonthaburi (468), Rayong (446), Narathiwat (341), Nakhon Pathom (340) and Nakhon Ratchasima (296).
Of the 257 fatalities today, 135 are men and 122 women. Bangkok recorded the highest number of fatalities today, with 57 cases.
High blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol were the risk factors contributing to most of the deaths among people over 60. Only 25 cases did not have underlying diseases and the two-year old in Tak province had no record of any of the underlying conditions.