18,590 COVID-19 patients recover today, as over 200,000 still in treatment
COVID-19 recoveries in Thailand, today (Tuesday), increased to 18,590, from 13,919 yesterday, as 18,901 new infections were recorded, with Bangkok still topping the list of 10 most-infected provinces, logging 3,566 cases, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
The CCSA also reported that 209,039 patients are still undergoing treatment, of whom 72,728 are in general hospitals and 136,311 in field hospitals. 4,893 are severe cases, including 1,046 who are on ventilators.
Cumulative infections, since April 1st 2021, are 623,322 and total recoveries are 410,405. 147 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, raising the total death toll, in the same period, to 5,221.
The other nine provinces logging high infection rates are Samut Prakan, 1,361 cases; Chon Buri, 1,359 cases; Samut Sakhon, 1,282; Nonthaburi, 565 cases; Pathum Thani, 465 cases; Nakhon Ratchasima, 454 cases; Ubon Ratchathani, 448 cases; Buriram, 405 cases and Sa Kaeo, 382 cases.
New clusters were found at a construction material company in Bang Len district of Nakhon Pathom, at a maize processing factory in Muang district of Kanchanaburi, at a plastic bag and at a food cannery in Samut Sakhon province.
In the southern province of Pattani, the provincial governor has ordered the Big C department store to close for 14 days after 68 of the 376 staff tested positive in rapid antigen testing.
Accumulated infections in the province have soared to 9,968, but 6,621 of them have recovered. The death toll there is 127.
Provincial health officials warned that they may close the fish market in Bana sub-district, after it was discovered that several vendors and customers have refused to wear face masks or maintain social distancing.
About 300 people, linked to the fish market, have been infected.