2,101 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, 512 medics infected since April 1st

512 medical personnel in 57 provinces, including 175 nurses and assistant nurses, have contracted COVID-19 since April 1st, as 2,101 new infections and 17 more deaths were recorded in Thailand today (Sunday), according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin.

Bangkok still tops of the list of provinces for the number of daily new infections, recording 980 cases today, raising the total, since April 1st, to 19,009.

The number of infections in the other top nine provinces are:

Province                         Today                                  Total since April 1st

Nonthaburi                        221                                      3,470
Samut Prakan                   108                                      3,124
Chon Buri                           96                                       3,298
Samut Sakhon                  95                                       1,471
Surat Thani                       50                                       1,120
Ranong                                48                                       427
Chanthaburi                     38                                       405
Pathum Thani                  31                                       1,223
Prachuap Khiri Khan    28                                       1,295

Of the 512 infected medics, 137 of them are in Bangkok, 47 in Trang province, 34 in Chon Buri, 25 in Nakhon Pathom, 18 in Khon Kaen, 17 in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 16 each in Pathum Thani, Songkhla and Udon Thani and 14 in Surat Thani. 65% are medics working in state hospitals.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, since early last year, are 83,375. 29,371 are now being treated in hospitals, including 1,442 severe cases, of whom 394 are on ventilators.

Thailand’s world ranking, in terms of total infections, is 99th place, with the US at the top of the list, recording 33,454,581 cases.

Of today’s fatalities, 8 are in Bangkok, 3 in Samut Prakan and 1 each in Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Surat Thani, Songkhla, Phrae and Chai Nat. Most of them had comorbidities, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. One of the fatalities was a dentist.

Dr Taweesin also said that severe cases, or those suffering from lung infections in Bangkok and its suburbs today, have exceeded 500.

So far, 107,366 in Bangkok have been tested in pro-active screening, of which 2,874 were found to be infected, accounting for 2.68%.

1,743,720 people have been inoculated with the first dose of vaccine, including 1,167,398 with the Sinovac vaccine and 106,268 with the AstraZeneca version.

470,038 have received the second dose of the Sinovac vaccine and 16 with AstraZeneca.

Dr. Taweesin also disclosed that, since January this year, 15,378 people have been caught trying to enter Thailand illegally from neighboring countries.

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