11 July 2024

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to increase, with no clear signs of slowing yet, as 2,662 new infections were recorded today, including 534 cases among prison inmates and 28 more deaths, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Bangkok remains on top of the list of provinces with the most infections, logging 1,098 cases today.  

The other nine are:  

  1. Samut Prakan, 269 cases 
  2. Pathum Thani, 80 cases 
  3. Nonthaburi, 77 cases 
  4. Samut Sakhon, 75 cases 
  5. Chon Buri, 69 cases 
  6. Nakhon Pathom, 58 cases 
  7. Trang, 55 cases 
  8. Phetchaburi, 49 cases 
  9. Chachoengsao, 39 cases

Cumulative infections, since the first last year, have reached 182,548, including over 30,000 prisoners. 131,999 patients have recovered and 49,252 are still under treatment in general and field hospitals. The country’s death toll is 1,297.

Of the 28 deaths today, 11 are men and 17 women, aged from 40 to 92. 

23 were in Bangkok and 1 each in Chachoengsao, Nakhon Ratchasima, Pathum Thani, Ratchaburi and Surat Thani.  Most of them had underlying diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.  

CCSA Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that illegal entries from Cambodia, via natural border crossings, continue despite the border security intensification.

8,985 Thais and foreigners were arrested for illegal entry between April 1st and June 6th, he said.