3,095 new COVID-19 cases logged in Thailand on Saturday, including 1,163 in Bangkok alone
COVID-19 spread in Bangkok and its suburbs, as well as in prisons, is not showing any sign of slowing as new infections in the past 24 hours in Thailand soared to 3,095, including 877 cases among prison inmates, according to CCSA Spokesman Dr.Taweesin Visanuyothin.
He said that new infections in Bangkok and its peripherals are 1,779, with 1,163 cases in the metropolis, 222 in Pathum Thani, 201 in Samut Prakan, 126 in Nonthaburi and 37 cases in Samut Sakhon.
In prisons, he said that more inmates were found to be infected and they are in clusters of infections, requiring all aspects of screening and treatment to be done within the compound of prisons.
At Suvarnabhumi airport, 105 people in six small clusters became infected between April 4th and May 14th. All of them work for companies based at the airport.
Cumulative infections, since the first case last year, are 99,145, with 63,667 recoveries. 34,913 patients are still being treated, 21,579 of them in general hospitals and the rest in field hospitals. 1,234 are severe cases, including 415 cases on ventilators.
Cumulative infections since April 1st, the start of the 3rd wave, are 70,282, including 3,895 prison inmates. Fatalities in the same period are 471.
17 more deaths were recorded today, raising cumulative death toll to 535. Nine of those who died were male and eight female, with the youngest being 41 years old and the oldest 83.
There were 16 provinces today not reporting any new infections. They were Lamphun, Maha Sarakham, Surin, Trat, Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Chumpon, Phayao, Loei, Chainat, Mae Hong Son, Nong Bua Lamphu, Bung Karn, Uthai Thani and Satun.
Thailand is now ranked in the world’s 93rd in terms of cumulative infections.